By Eileen Stillwaggon
AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty combines the insights of economics and biology to provide an explanation for the unfold of HIV/AIDS and convey a telling critique of AIDS coverage. Drawing on a wealth of medical facts, Stillwaggon demonstrates that HIV/AIDS can't be stopped with out realizing the ecology of poverty. Her message is confident, with pragmatic options to the illnesses that advertise the unfold of HIV/AIDS.
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In this book I cannot say all that must be said about gender roles. From birth to death, those roles impinge on every aspect of the lives of women and men. That is as true in the afﬂuent countries as it is in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Radical change in the status of women and girls worldwide is necessary. Finally, this book is not pessimistic. There are myriad known solutions to the problems of poverty and poor health. Many of them are simple and low-cost. Some would even raise incomes and proﬁts.
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AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty by Eileen Stillwaggon