About this book
This book is the first full-length study of HIV/AIDS work in relation to government and NGOs. In the early 2000s, Pakistan’s response to HIV/AIDS was scaled-up and declared an area of urgent intervention. This response was funded by international donors requiring prevention, care and support services to be contracted out to NGOs - a global policy considered particularly important in Pakistan where the high risk populations are criminalized by the state.
Based on unparalleled ethnographic access to government bureaucracies and their dealings with NGOs, Qureshi examines how global policies were translated by local actors and how they responded to the evolving HIV/AIDS crisis.
The book encourages readers to reconsider the orthodoxy of policies regarding public-private partnership by critiquing the resulting changes in the bureaucracy, civil society and public goods. It is a must-read for students, scholars and practitioners concerned with neoliberal agendas in global health and development.
HIV/AIDS global health anthropology of bureaucracy medical and political anthropology conservative Islam health activism AIDS activism injecting drug users sex workers new ethnography of aid post-development
- Book Title AIDS in Pakistan
- Book Subtitle Bureaucracy, Public Goods and NGOs
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6220-9
- Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
- eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-6219-3
- Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4830-3
- eBook ISBN 978-981-10-6220-9
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XI, 217
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Development and Health
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“This ethnography has valuable insights for practitioners and academics, and it raises interesting comparisons for the rise and demise of other global health or development initiatives in Pakistan. … Qureshi's book will have wider resonance for studies of sexuality, law, public health, government, development, democracy and societal change in the Islamic Republic, and it deserves to be read widely.” (Nichola Khan, Bloomsbury Pakistan, April 10, 2018)