All I Eat Is Medicine: Going Hungry in Mozambique's AIDS Economy (California Series in Public Anthropology #52) (Paperback)
All I Eat Is Medicine charts the lives of individuals and the operation of institutions in the thick of the AIDS epidemic in Mozambique during the global scale-up of treatment for HIV/AIDS at the turn of the twenty-first century. Even as the AIDS treatment scale-up saved lives, it perpetuated the exploitation and exclusion that was implicated in the propagation of the epidemic in the first place. This book calls attention to the global social commitments and responsibilities that a truly therapeutic global health requires.
About the Author
Ippolytos Kalofonos is Assistant Professor in the Center for Social Medicine and the Humanities at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences of the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, and the International Institute at UCLA. He is a practicing psychiatrist at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Affiliated Investigator in the Center for Healthcare Innovation, Implementation, and Policy, Greater Los Angeles VA.
"Ippolytos Kalofonos argues for global public health systems to confront the underlying causes of inequities instead of only providing medicine to the ill. In doing so, he explains that hunger, disease, and poverty are interlinked."
"All I Eat is Medicine is a grounded account showing that humanitarianism aid is a double-edged sword."
— World Medical & Health Policy