Political economy of HIV - Bridget O'Laughlin

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

In this webinar, chaired by Kevin Deane, Bridget O'Laughlin outlines her paper on 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. 

Download the pdf of the presentation here.

LSHTM staff participating in webinar

Image: What are they debating? LSHTM researchers discuss their responses to webinar on the political economy of HIV.

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