The World Bank and sub-Saharan Africa's HIV/AIDS crisis

Simms, Chris
June 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/5/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 12, p1728
Academic Journal
The article assesses the initiative and actions of World Bank on the rising case of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) victims in Africa. Though the country had lowered HIV/AIDS cases from the year 2000 to 2005 with the help of international donor community, a failure of World Bank's to respond to Africa's case was determined. It is further evaluated that World Bank's failure was due to focusing more in health sector reform than in HIV/AIDS problem.


Related Articles

  • A global analysis of trends in the quality HIV sero-surveillance. Garcia-Calleja, J. M.; Zaniewski, E.; Ghys, P. D.; Stanecki, K.; Walker, N. // Sexually Transmitted Infections;Aug2004 Supplement 1, Vol. 80, pi25 

    Objective: To examine the quality of HIV sero-surveillance systems in countries by 2002, as well as trends between 1995 and 2002. Methods: The quality of countries' surveillance systems was scored for five years: 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, and 2002. Sero-surveillance data were compiled from the US...

  • HIV/AIDS mitigation strategies and the State in sub-Saharan Africa -- the missing link? Mohiddin, Abdu; Johnston, Deborah // Globalization & Health;2006, Vol. 2, p1 

    Background: The HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa is widely recognised as a development disaster threatening poverty reduction, economic growth and not merely a health issue. Its mitigation includes the societal-wide adoption and implementation of specific health technologies, many of...

  • AIDS in a 'state of flux' in Asia, says UN report. Sharma, Rohit // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/13/2001, Vol. 323 Issue 7317, p827 

    Reports on HIV infections and AIDS in Asia. Report by Monitoring the AIDS Pandemic, a group funded by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and the US Agency for International Development, stating that HIV infections have increased markedly as of 2001; Expectation that low infections...

  • Harlem Dowling takes to the street for National HIV/AIDS Testing Day.  // New York Amsterdam News;7/2/2009, Vol. 100 Issue 27, p30 

    The article reports on the National HIV/AIDS Testing Day hosted by the Harlem Dowling West Side Center for Children and Family Services Department for Special Services in New York City on June 26, 2009. The group has recognized the event through their get out and get tested health drive. The...

  • Progress update on the global response to the AIDS epidemic, 2004.  // Report on the Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic: UNAIDS - 2004;1/1/2004, p42 

    The article provides updates on the global response to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. About 39% of countries with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) outbreaks have no national policy to support children vulnerable to AIDS. The worst population structure affected by the...

  • You sent support and hope to AIDS victims.  // Marie Claire (US Edition);Nov2004, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p94 

    The article informed that the periodical "Marie Claire" kicked off a four-month AIDS-awareness campaign in September 1997. Its coverage included articles on how to protect yourself from the virus, why more women are dying of AIDS, and couples affected by HIV. Readers donated more than $45,000 to...

  • HIV/AIDS Will We Win And When? Alleyne, George // UN Chronicle;2010, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p15 

    The article discusses the issue on combating the spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. It states that HIV workers should focus on preventing a mother-to-child HIV transmission, eliminating the HIV transmission through the blood, and using of blood products. It also mentions that the aids2031 and...

  • The Asian Epidemic Model: a Process model for exploring HIV policy and programme alternatives in Asia. Brown, T.; Peerapatanapokin, W. // Sexually Transmitted Infections;Aug2004 Supplement 1, Vol. 80, pi19 

    Process models offer opportunities to explore the effectiveness of different programme and policy alternatives by varying input behaviors and model parameters to reflect programmatic/policy effects. The Asian Epidemic Model (AEM) has been designed to reflect the primary groups and transmission...

  • SAY YES TO THE TEST. ENGBER, DANIEL // New Republic;9/19/2013, Vol. 244 Issue 15, p7 

    The article looks at HIV testing as of 2013. The author presents a case for universal HIV screening, noting that recent evidence suggests the benefits of starting drug treatment for individuals with HIV as early as possible, before any symptoms of AIDS would begin. Topics include HIV...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics