In both countries, neglect and misinformation at the highest levels of government led to undue tragedy.
Phrases like “knowledge production” conceal the fact that knowledge answers to something beyond itself and beyond us. To produce knowledge is to find out about something.
Activists, health-care workers and scientists in South Africa were faced with a horrific epidemic but went on a ruthless crusade to turn it around.
Understanding what causes diseases is a life-and-death matter. It is a complicated issue that has generated a great deal of debate in the medical community.
Critics say that Thabo Mbeki's character matters less than his AIDS denialism. But these things are actually intimately linked.
Although men make up two-thirds of HIV-related deaths, there are not enough services geared towards helping them.