Saturday is for Funerals
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‚e"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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Review: Saturday Is for FuneralsUser Review - Alessa Hutter - Goodreads
I had to read this for an African history class, and I was expecting a boring and dry book filled with facts and statistics I wouldn't remember. Instead, I read an intriguing and well written overview ... Read full review
Review: Saturday Is for FuneralsUser Review - Phoenix - Goodreads
I would recommend this book to anybody interested in learning more about HIV and AIDS, and it's impact in Africa, specifically in Botswana. This book is not as morbid as the title would suggest, in ... Read full review
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