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Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

English · Hardback

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This book provides a clear and detailed examination of why it is so difficult to secure comprehensive political engagement and actionable, effective policy on sexual and reproductive health rights in sub-Saharan Africa. In an engaging analysis, Nana Poku employs expert knowledge to examine the prospects for large-scale improvements. He explores not only the full range of normative sensitivities, but also conceptual misunderstandings, legal difficulties and complex challenges of securing and maintaining adequate funding while AIDS remains a pandemic in the region. Up-to-date, succinct yet highly detailed, lucid and compelling in its diagnoses of highly complex issues, this book is a valuable, accessible study of a topic that is regional in focus but with clear global implications.

List of contents

Introduction: Sexual and reproductive health and the human condition.- Chapter 1: The principle of Sexual and Reproductive Health and why it is central to broad advancements in human health and development in sub-Saharan Africa.- Chapter 2: Sexual and reproductive health as rights.- Chapter 3: Sexual and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa: normative developments, contexts and issues.- Chapter 4: Challenges, Progress and Prospect.

About the author

Nana K. Poku is the Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and Executive Director of the Health Economics and AIDS Research Division (HEARD). He currently serves as the Principal Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General on Africa and his work on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights is funded by Swedish International Development Corporation (SIDA). He was formerly Executive Director, United Nations Commission on HIV/AIDS and Governance in Africa (2003-5) and Director of Operational Research, World Bank AIDS Treatment Acceleration Programme (2004-6).

Product details

Authors Nana Poku, Nana K Poku, Nana K. Poku
Publisher Springer, Berlin
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 16.12.2020
EAN 9789811585012
ISBN 978-981-1585-01-2
No. of pages 125
Dimensions 148 mm x 12 mm x 210 mm
Weight 275 g
Illustrations IX, 125 p.
Series Global Research in Gender, Sexuality and Health
Global Research in Gender, Sex
Subject Social sciences, law, business > Sociology > Women's and gender studies

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