Intimate Interventions in Global Health

The MARCH Centre is delighted to invite you to the following seminar,
in which Rachel Sullivan Robinson, Associate Professor at the American University, will present on her recently published book:

Intimate Interventions in Global Health

Date: Monday 2nd July 2018
Time: 9.30 – 11am
Location: LG24, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT

When addressing the factors shaping HIV prevention programs in sub-Saharan Africa, it is important to consider the role of family planning programs that preceded the epidemic. In this book, Rachel Sullivan Robinson argues that those working to prevent HIV, both globally and locally, borrowed and adapted resources, discourses, and strategies used for family planning. By combining statistical analysis of all sub-Saharan African countries with comparative case studies of Malawi, Nigeria, and Senegal, Robinson also shows that the nature of countries’ interactions with the international community, the strength and composition of civil society, and the existence of technocratic leaders influenced variation in responses to HIV. Specifically, historical and existing relationships with outside actors, the nature of nongovernmental organizations, and perceptions of previous interventions strongly structured later health interventions through processes of path dependence and policy feedback. This book will be of great use to scholars and practitioners interested in global health, international development, African studies and political science.


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