SP.253 / ESG.SP253 AIDS and Poverty in Africa

Spring 2005

A Zambian AIDS patient.

An AIDS patient in the Mother Theresa Sick Bay in Lusaka, Zambia. (Photo courtesy of Raja Bobbili.)

Course Highlights

This course features readings, student projects, and assignments.

Course Description

This is a discussion-based interactive seminar on the two major issues that affect Sub-Saharan Africa: HIV/AIDS and Poverty. AIDS and Poverty, seemingly different concepts, are more inter-related to each other in Africa than in any other continent. As MIT students, we feel it is important to engage ourselves in a dynamic discussion on the relation between the two - how to fight one and how to solve the other.
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Raja Bobbili
Dr. Lee Perlman

Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session