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The Invisible Cure
The Invisible Cure
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312427726
  • ISBN: 0312427727
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Publisher: Picador USA

AUTHOR

Epstein, Helen

SUMMARY

A New York Times Notable Book of 2007 "The Invisible Cure" is an account of Africa's AIDS epidemic from the inside--a revelatory dispatch from the intersection of village life, government intervention, and international aid. Helen Epstein left her job in the US in 1993 to move to Uganda, where she began work on a test vaccine for HIV. Once there, she met patients, doctors, politicians, and aid workers, and began exploring the problem of AIDS in Africa through the lenses of medicine, politics, economics, and sociology. Amid the catastrophic failure to reverse the epidemic, she discovered a village-based solution that could prove more effective than any network of government intervention and international aid, an intuitive response that calls into question many of the fundamental assumptions about the AIDS in Africa. Written with conviction, knowledge, and insight, "The Invisible Cure" will change how we think about the worst health crisis of the past century--and indeed about every issue of global public health.Epstein, Helen is the author of 'The Invisible Cure', published 2008 under ISBN 9780312427726 and ISBN 0312427727.

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