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  1. The impact of HIV and AIDS in Cameroon through 2020

    This booklet was the result of collaboration among staff of the National AIDS Control Committee, Central Technical Group (CNLS/GTC); the USAID Health Policy Initiative, Task Order 1; and the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS). This booklet was prepared with estimates and projections generated by CNLS/GTC staff, using the AIDS Impact Model.

  2. The HIV/AIDS epidemic in eastern Europe: recent patterns and trends and their implications for policy-making

    This document describes recent patterns and trends in the HIV epidemic in eastern Europe. AIDS programme managers and epidemiologists of 23 countries were contacted and requested to provide national HIV surveillance data. Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS/World Health Organisation country fact sheets were reviewed and analysed, and this information was supplemented with published HIV prevalence and sexually transmitted disease case reporting information, unpublished travel reports and expert evaluations.

  3. Reviewing 'emergencies' for Swaziland: Shifting the paradigm in a new era

    Swaziland is experiencing a generalized epidemic. The world's highest HIV prevalence and the increasing number of deaths due to AIDS is having unprecedented impact on Swaziland. Worryingly, with a generation of orphans and rapidly escalating poverty, this desperate situation is being accepted as "normal". HIV/AIDS in Swaziland has been characterized by a slow onset of impacts that have failed to command an emergency response. With insufficient resource allocation and a lack of capacity, slow onset events can become emergencies. Allocating humanitarian funding according to need is important. …

  4. Are Funding Decisions Based on Performance?

    This study is a comparison of approaches as practiced by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and the World Bank's Multi-Country AIDS Program for Africa in Mozambique, Uganda, and Zambia. To what extent do the major funders of HIV/AIDS programs in developing countries use past performance to guide decisions about future funding? …

  5. El VIH en Costa Rica y la intervención de USAID

    El VIH/SIDA en Costa Rica se extiende más frecuentemente a través de las relaciones sexuales entre hombres. Costa Rica es uno de los pocos países de Centroamérica en los que la transmisión del VIH entre hombres eclipsa la transmisión por relaciones sexuales entre hombres y mujeres. Según los datos estimados por el Ministerio de Salud en 2001:

  6. The Social and Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS in Ukraine

    This work seeks to throw light on the scale of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Ukraine and attempts to identify some impacts the epidemic might have in the social and economic fields.Evidence throughout the world shows that HIV/AIDS decreases average life expectancy, increases the demand for medical services and highlights the problems of poverty and inequality.The inter-relation between HIV and economic development is complex. On the one hand, the epidemic affects economic development, and on the other, the epidemic development is dependent, to a large extent on the economic situation. …

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