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Title: AIDS and food insecurity: ‘New variant famine’ in Malawi?
Authors: Robson, E
Ansell, N
van Blerk, L
Chipeta, L
Hajdu, F
Keywords: food insecurity;new variant famine;AIDS;Malawi
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: College of Medicine and the Medical Association of Malawi
Citation: Malawi Medical Journal. 19(4) 136-137.
Abstract: In the midst of the 2002/3 food crisis in Southern Africa social scientists De Waal and Whiteside (well known for their respective work on the social construction of famines and the socio-economic impacts of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa), hypothesised in the Lancet that the AIDS pandemic was triggering a ‘new variant famine’ across Southern Africa – a region characterised by recurrent severe food shortages and high adult HIV prevalence rates. This short review considers the applicability of the ‘new variant famine’ hypothesis to Malawi.
ISSN: 1995-7262
Appears in Collections:Human Geography
Dept of Clinical Sciences Research Papers

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