Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

‘A Danger to Health’

Posted in African Politics, South Africa by ruben eberlein on March 23, 2009

The policy of the South African government under ex-president Thabo Mbeki vis-à-vis the Aids pandemic has been held responsible for thousands of unnecessary infections and deaths. In his article ‘Thabo Mbeki, HIV/AIDS and bogus scientific controversities’ Cardiff-based researcher Martin Weinel describes how the former president created an ‘inauthentic scientific controversity’ by lending credibility to a small group of academic dissidents on the Aids/AZT subject. Read his essay here, and a response by Anthony Brink here.

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