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AIDS in Pakistan

Bureaucracy, Public Goods and NGOs

  • Ayaz Qureshi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 213-217

About this book

Introduction

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.   

Keywords

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

Authors and affiliations

  • Ayaz Qureshi
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  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesLahore University of Management SciencesLahorePakistan

Bibliographic information

  • 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
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6219-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6220-9
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