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- Bochow, Astrid
- Referencing scholarly debates on humanitarianism and specifically HIV interventions, this article analyses the commodification of health in Botswana's political arena throughout the HIV pandemic and beyond, contributing to a re-evaluation of the distribution of public wealth and international support in welfare states in Africa. The starting point of the analysis is a project to build a private hospital - a move to create a centre of excellence exclusive of international HIV/AIDS donations - and the staging of political responsibilities around it. Public investment into private health is an attempt to reform infrastructures built with HIV/AIDS money and to develop a market of high-paying jobs within the country. This process transforms the inalienable and indivisible condition of health and survival into a political commodity.
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- Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät ; Institut für Ethnologie
- 1868-6869; 0002-0397