What has been the role of the Indian state in providing health-care facilities to women with HIV/AIDS?
Looking at the issue from a gender and human rights perspective, the book discusses provisions taken by the government in providing health care to patients in India while also examining how this has influenced society's perception of the disease as well as the patients themselves.
The book explores in depth the dimensions of health-care accessibility, gender equity measures and strategies used by the State as well as the role played by civil society organizations and activists.
Further, this book contributes to the fields of public health, policy studies, community health and gender, and is important for policymakers as well as NGOs and human rights activists working in this sector.
Skylab Sahu teaches at the University of Delhi and also engages in research on issues like gender, state, civil society, health and rights. After completing her PhD, she worked on health issues with Swaasthya (a non-governmental organization) in New Delhi. She has published several research papers in refereed journals such as Journal of Health Management, Sociological Bulletin, Journal of Political Science, Journal of Exclusion Studies, Asian Journal of Development Matters and so on. She has presented a number of papers in national and international conferences such as International AIDS seminar held in Mexico in August 2008 in Mexico City. Dr Sahu has also presented a paper on `Protecting the health of the poor: Social movements in the South', in October 2011 held at the University of Delhi.
Acknowledgements Introduction Health Discourse in India The State and Women's Health in India Gender, Power and Sexuality: Women's Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS The State's Approach To HIV/AIDS: A Gender and Health Rights Perspective Addressing the Rights of HIV- Positive Women: Interventions by Civil Society Organizations Health Movements in India Conclusion Bibliography