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Confronting AIDS : public priorities in a global epidemic, Volume 1
Author:Ainsworth, Martha; Over,A. Mead; Country:World;
Date Stored:2004/03/25Document Date:1997/01/01
Document Type:PublicationLanguage:Vietnamese
Major Sector:(Historic)Health, Nutrition & PopulationRegion:The World Region
Report Number:17285Sub Sectors:Nutrition
Collection Title:A World Bank policy research reportVolume No:1

Summary: This book argues that the global epidemic of HIV/AIDS can be overcome. It draws from three bodies of knowledge: the epidemiology of HIV, public health insights into disease control, and public economics. The report argues that AIDS is a large and growing problem and that governments can and should confront the epidemic by preventing new infections and by mitigating the impact of infections that occur. It finds that some policies will be much more effective than others in reducing the spread of HIV and mitigating its impact, and it provides the framework to help distinguish among activities that can be undertaken by household and the private sector, including nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), those that should be initiated by developing country governments, and those that should be most strongly supported by the international development community.

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