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UWI launches new book on HIV/AIDS

For Release Upon Receipt - December 1, 2009

St. Augustine

Who are today’s social workers? Do they play a significant role in the HIV-AIDS epidemic? And how are they going to bring about social change?

A new book, edited by Adele D Jones, Jacqueline Padmore and Priya E. Maharaj addresses these and other pertinent questions. Titled "HIV-AIDS & Social Work Practice in the Caribbean: Theory, Issues & Innovation," the book is a compilation of three years of research done by scholars in the fields of Social Work, Psychology and Economics at The University of the West Indies (UWI).  

The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Head of the Department of Behavioural Sciences and the Staff of the Social Work Unit will host a book launch on Friday 4th December, 2009, at the Faculty of Social Sciences Lounge, from 5 to 7 p.m.

To read the book review in the STAN July-September 2009, please visit

To find out more about the book launch, please contact Leslie-Ann Harper or Petra Roberts at or (868) 662-2002 Ext. 3576.


About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.