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Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 05 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374480-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
... The demand for quantifiably measurable data poses significant challenges for global health initiatives that are not centered on clinical activities or the distribution of tangible resources.  Drawing from ethnographic research with Konbit Sante, an American medical aid organization intervening...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376279-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
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By Vincanne Adams
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 05 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
... medical aid quantification Haiti health partnerships ...
Published: 09 November 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393221-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9322-1
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373148-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7314-8
... meaning of HIV itself, leading to new, symbolic incarnations of HIV in the domain of political economy. Taiwan HIV/AIDS public health surveillance administrative law ...
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By Paul Wenzel Geissler
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... antiretroviral therapy HIV/AIDS medical research kinship social networks ...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 05 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7448-0
..., an American medical aid organization intervening in Haiti, this chapter describes how the organization’s leaders struggle to reconcile their goals of capacity building and health systems strengthening with funders’ exigencies and demands for quantifiable results.  While Konbit Sante’s leadership has...
Published: 17 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375364-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7536-4
... Benedictine monks in Algeria, the chapter documents a range of cases in which adherence to the principle of “humanity” required ICRC workers to subject themselves to possible acts of violence, sometimes while providing medical aid to the very people carrying out such acts. Such “neutrality” is neither...
Published: 07 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372967-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7296-7
... infrastructure, the U.S. brain drain of important scientists and medical figures urged to defect to the United States, and the nation’s success in dealing with such health crises as HIV/AIDS. universal health care socialized medicine brain drain medical defection internationalism ...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373094-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7309-4
... In 2001, the discovery of a therapeutic vaccine against AIDS was announced in Cameroon by Professor Victor Anomah Ngu, a retired immunologist and former minister of health. This chapter explores the controversy that followed. It compares the case of this Cameroonian vaccine with other well-known...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376279-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
.... This “magic bullet,” which seemed particularly adapted to the African AIDS epidemic became, however, an object of controversy in South Africa, where the health department required further investigation before rendering the drug available in public hospitals. Under the leadership of the Treatment Action...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376279-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... science projects and other family members are clients and objects of study in the projects. antiretroviral therapy HIV/AIDS medical research kinship social networks ...
Book Chapter

By Tim Lawrence
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-034
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... there for sex. The action proceeded to become politically explosive shortly after medics announced that AIDS was in all likelihood caused by a virus that spread through bodily secretions such as blood and semen. Horrified by the intensification of the crisis and the lack of a proportionate response, Larry...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... in Africa, has offered a site of medical research and public health experimentation for the better part of a century. Drawing from archival and ethnographic materials, this chapter explores the distinct ways in which Gambian populations have become objects of governmental practice and biomedical knowledge...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375241-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7524-1
... Nervousness, not a European characteristic alone, was basic to the vernacular. The conclusion returns to evidence on gender and thinks through the implications for HIV findings and African and medical history. It underlines interpretive techniques for new historical and anthropological writing...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
...: When family members in existing rural networks are propelled into, and chose to do, HIV work and to be gatekeepers and brokers of access to art made available by medical science projects and other family members are clients and objects of study in the projects. antiretroviral therapy HIV/AIDS...
Book Chapter

By Paul Wenzel Geissler
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... nevirapine HIV/AIDS mother-to-child transmission AIDS medicine magic bullet scientific controversy activism ...
Published: 01 April 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7438-1
... anthropology Details of a CIA funding front known as the Human Ecology Fund are examined. The Human Ecology Fund was overseen by Cornell University Medical School neurologist Harold Wolff, MD. The fund secretly received CIA funds and financed a broad range of social and behavioral science research...
Book Chapter

By Paul Wenzel Geissler
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
... HIV/AIDS prevention treatment biopower global health ...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 19 January 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376279-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7627-9
.... Large prevention experiments, such as TasP, have the potential to produce biological and social effects beyond the actual experiment that could be qualified as a para-state. HIV/AIDS prevention treatment biopower global health ...