AIDS in Africa. The audacity of change
The audacity of change
Auteur : Urbain OLANGUENA AWONO , Jo Ann CAHN
Editeur : PRIVAT
Collection : ArgumentsDate parution : 01/2007
It is urgent to "save Africa" from AIDS.
For the first time, an African policy-maker analyses the pandemic in depth, describing its dynamics and raising new questions and new issues.
The stakes are high: the future of Africa and its development depend on the answers.
In this appeal, Urbain Olanguena Awono underlines the importance of international action for universal access to prevention and treatment.
Overcoming this challenge demands major investments, ever increasing human and financial resources and a permanent political commitment.
To reverse the course of the epidemic, the author recommends the idea of a "social vaccine" that calls on the responsibility of African leaders and African communities.
Today we must defy the taboos and break with some sociocultural factors likely to nourish new infections.
The Cameroonian Minister of Health pleads for an "inculturation" of the combat against this disease that is deconstructing the economic and social tissue of the continent and risks condemning it.
Traducteur Urbain Olanguena Awono has given a remarkable impetus to the fight against AIDS in his country by institutional advocacy and proactive efforts that have made important changes and significant progress possible. Minister of Public Health of Cameroon (April 2001-September 2007), administrator and president of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, he has become the advocate for poor countries within this institution. Mr. U.O. Awono, born July 16th 1955 at Polo-Sa'a, in the Lékié division of Cameroon, has a doctorate in business law. He has directed diverse structural reforms in his country and is recognised as an expert in economic and financial issues as well as in development policy.
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Nbr de pages : 169
Poids : 290 gr
ISBN 10 : 2708944347
ISBN 13 : 9782708944343