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Saturday Is for Funerals

Saturday Is for Funerals

(2010)
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In the year 2000 the World Health Organization estimated that 85 percent of fifteen-year-olds in Botswana would eventually die of AIDS. In Saturday Is for Funerals we learn why that won't happen.

Unity Dow and Max Essex tell the true story of lives ravaged by AIDS - of orphans, bereaved parents, and widows; of families who devote most Saturdays to the burial of relatives and friends. We witness the actions of community leaders, medical professionals, research scientists, and educators of all types to see how an unprecedented epidemic of death and destruction is being stopped in its tracks.

This book describes how a country responded in a time of crisis. In the true-life stories of loss and quiet heroism, activism and scientific initiatives, we learn of new techniques that dramatically reduce rates of transmission from mother to child, new therapies that can save lives of many infected with AIDS, and intricate knowledge about the spread of HIV, as well as issues of confidentiality, distributive justice, and human rights. The experiences of Botswana offer practical lessons along with the critical element of hope.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: Saturday Is for Funerals
Author(s): Unity Dow, Max Essex
ISBN: 0-674-05077-0 / 978-0-674-05077-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Paperback Editions

October 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Saturday Is for Funerals
Author(s): Unity Dow, Max Essex
ISBN: 0-674-06183-7 / 978-0-674-06183-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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