Political economy of HIV

Political economy of HIV - Learning Lab, 13 October 2015

21 September 2015
Michelle Moore

Join us for a free webinar on Tuesday 13 October, 1pm BST

The Review of African Political Economy has published a special issue on the political economy of HIV co-edited by Kevin Deane (University of Northampton), Dr Deborah Johnston (SOAS) and Dr Matteo Rizzo (SOAS, RoAPE Editorial Board). The special issue promotes a strong critical social science response to the epidemic, building on and advancing previous research that addresses the economic and social drivers of the epidemic. Contributors address important issues including:

  • conceptualising the role of structural drivers of the epidemic
  • a critical discussion of interventions such as microfinance and cash transfers
  • an assessment of approaches to understanding sexual practices such as concurrency and transactional sex
  • challenges related to the international response and institutional architectures
  • the impact the response has had on the African state

For this webinar, chaired by Kevin Deane, Bridget O'Laughlin will present her paper on the structural HIV/AIDS prevention in southern Africa.  

Bridget O’Laughlin began as an anthropologist but moved towards development studies with her work in the Centre of African Studies and in the Economics Faculty at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo from 1979 to 1992. She subsequently worked in the population and development, rural development and methodology programmes at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in the Hague, from which she is now retired. Her current research is on rural labour and rural health in Mozambique. She is a research associate of the Institute of Social and Economic Change (IESE) in Maputo.


8:00am Washington DC

1:00pm London

2:00pm Geneva

2:00pm Johannesburg

3:00pm Kampala/Mwanza

5:30pm New Delhi/Bangalore

To join this Learning Lab, register below.


To join the webinar, you must call in AND join online to hear audio and view the slides.

1. Register online now. You will then receive an email giving you the access code & toll-free numbers to dial.

2. Log in to Ready Talk as a participant online, shortly before the presentation begins, so you can see the slides. Access code 9272774.

3. Dial in to Ready Talk on your telephone, shortly before the presentation begins, so you can hear the presenter speaking. Access code 9272774.

Other toll-free numbers are available here. See your confirmation email for the link. Alternatively, dial the US toll-free number from Skype: 866.740.1260.

Please send enquiries to Michelle [dot] Moore [at] LSHTM [dot] ac [dot] uk by Thursday 8 October 2015.