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

As taught in: Spring 2005

A Zambian AIDS patient.

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




Dr. Lee Perlman

Raja Bobbili

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.