AIDS and food insecurity: new variant famine in Malawi?

E. Robson, N. Ansell, L. van Blerk, L. Chipeta, F. Hadju

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


    In the midst of the 2002/3 food crisis in Southern Africa social scientists De Waal and Whiteside (well known for their respective work on the social construction of famines and the socio-economic impacts of AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa), hypothesised in the Lancet that the AIDS pandemic was triggering a ‘new variant famine’ across Southern Africa – a region characterised by recurrent severe food shortages and high adult HIV prevalence rates. This short review considers the applicability of the ‘new variant famine’ hypothesis to Malawi.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)136-137
    Number of pages2
    JournalMalawi Medical Journal
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


    • Food insecurity
    • New variant famine
    • AIDS
    • Malawi


    Dive into the research topics of 'AIDS and food insecurity: new variant famine in Malawi?'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this