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  1. Vaincre l’épidémie mondiale de sida par des investissements innovants

    La présidence française du G20 a inscrit à l’ordre du jour la question des financements innovants alors que les discussions de haut niveau se multiplient sur la mise en œuvre d’une taxe sur les transactions financières. Ce mécanisme constitue une opportunité réelle pour la communauté internationale d’assumer ses responsabilités et de garantir l’accès universel au traitement antirétroviral promis pour 2015. …

  2. Economics of AIDS and access to HIV/AIDS care in developing countries. Issues and challenges

    This book is a contribution to the debate on expanding access to HIV/AIDS treatment in developing countries. It presents an important and innovative aspect of the work of the ANRS (Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le Sida), one of the few agencies to have initiated research in this field.

  3. Southern African HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis plan of action, 2010-2011 for Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland

    This paper for senior World Bank management and staff describes the current status and impact of the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in southern Africa, the strategic role the Bank has played to date, and puts forward an action plan for deeper Bank engagement with the middle-income countries (MICs) in this subregion, especially in light of the new political commitment by the government of South Africa.

  4. Proposing a funding plan for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care by 2010

    Two years on from the commitment by world leaders to achieve universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care by 2010, the global response to HIV and AIDS remains woefully under funded. In 2007 for example, a comprehensive response to HIV and AIDS in low- and middle-income countries requires an estimated US$18.1 billion, increasing to US$23 billion in 2010. UNAIDS estimate the funding gap to be US$8.1 billion in 2007 and at least US$10 billion per annum between 2008 and 2010. …

  5. HIV testing, treatment and prevention: generic tools for operational research

    As part of its efforts to obtain evidence to inform the public health approach to HIV treatment and prevention, the HIV/AIDS Department of the World Health Organization has developed tools for operational research on topics that have relevance to programmes. The tools include two major parts: 1) A main document which is intended to serve as a basis for formulating research questions and designing an operational research project to address them. …

  6. HIV and AIDS in South Asia: an economic development risk

    The report, HIV and AIDS in South Asia, presents a unique perspective on HIV and AIDS as regional development issues. Although HIV prevalence in South Asia is comparatively low, the region faces a number of challenges including the risk of escalation of concentrated epidemics, the economic welfare costs, and the fiscal costs of scaling up treatment for AIDS. The report can be grouped in three broad themes: First, the epidemiology of HIV and prevention strategies; Second, the economic and development impacts of HIV and AIDS and Third, the implications of HIV/AIDS for the health sector.

  7. Making Prevention Work: Lessons from Zambia on Reshaping the U.S. Response to the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic

    In 2008, SIECUS staff traveled to Zambia with partners from Population Action International to meet directly with those who shape how PEPFAR's mandate is interpreted on the ground and those who experience the impact of that interpretation. …

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