The World Bank pioneered global HIV and AIDS financing early in the emergency and remains committed to achieving Millennium Development Goal 6, to halt by 2015 and begin to reverse the spread of HIV and AIDS, through prevention, care, treatment, and mitigation services for those affected by HIV and AIDS.
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New Studies Show Potential Impact of Programs for Sex Workers, People Who Inject Drugs, and Men Who Have Sex with MenWASHINGTON, November 28, 2012 – As the world prepares to commemorate World AIDS Day... Show More + on December 1, two new World Bank studies urge governments and their development partners to provide better prevention, care, and treatment services for sex workers and people who inject drugs as an important step toward ensuring a world free of AIDS.The studies are the second and third in a three-part series on key populations at higher risk in low- and middle-income countries. In June 2011, the World Bank and partners launched the first study, which focused on men who have sex with men.“In many countries, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and men who have sex with men remain marginalized in society and vulnerable to HIV,” said David Wilson, World Bank Global AIDS Program Director. “Even in countries with epidemics in the general population, these groups are disproportionately affect Show Less -
IDA Grant: US$48 Million EquivalentIDA Credit: US$32 Million EquivalentTerms: Maturity = 40 years: Grace = 10 yearsProject ID: P125237 Project Description: The objective of the Nutrition and HIV/AIDS... Show More + Project for Malawi is to expand access to and increase use of essential services for nutrition and HIV and AIDS. The additional financing will be used to enhance and increase maternal and child nutrition service delivery at the community level. Show Less -
$80 million to increase availability and uptake of nutrition and HIV/AIDS servicesWASHINGTON, March 27, 2012 –The World Bank has committed to support Malawi in the prevention of HIV and AIDS and reduction... Show More + of child malnutrition through a new US$80 million Nutrition, HIV and AIDS project. Approved by the World Bank’s Board of Directors today, the project aims to make services that improve the nutritional status of mothers and children more widely available; and to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in the population, including from mothers to babies.Although Malawi is making progress in reducing adult HIV prevalence, at 10.6 percent it still remains one of the highest in the world. Every year, about a quarter of the country’s new HIV infections result from mother-to-child transmission. Malnutrition-related problems are also widely prevalent, with child stunting at 47 percent. The project will help accelerate progress in addressing these problems to prevent further impact on human development Show Less -
Analysis Shows Future Treatment Costs May Be Heaviest in Southern Africa and UgandaWASHINGTON, March 14, 2012 – With much of the global economy facing slowing growth and uncertain prospects, especially... Show More + in developed countries, a new World Bank report urges African governments and their development aid donors to do significantly more to prevent new HIV infections. Without a dramatic reduction in infections the World Bank says that existing national treatment programs for people living with HIV/AIDS could become unsustainable over the coming years. After decades of relentless expansion, during which HIV/AIDS claimed the lives of more than 30 million people worldwide and infected more than 60 million, HIV prevalence rates are stabilizing globally and in Africa. More than 6 million people are now on life-saving treatment worldwide, and global financing for HIV/AIDS has substantially increased, rising from US$260 million in 1996 to US$15.9 billion by 2009. However, the report war Show Less -
WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 – On the eve of a UN summit to renew global efforts to reverse the HIV/AIDS pandemic, 30 years after the first discovery of the HIV virus, a new World Bank study urges governments... Show More + and their development donors to provide better HIV prevention, care, and treatment services for men who have sex with men (MSM) as an essential step toward reversing the global epidemic. More than 25 million people have died of HIV/AIDS since the virus was first clinically identified in 1981.Written in close partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the new study―Global HIV Epidemics Among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM): Epidemiology, Prevention, Access to Care and Human Rights―provides the first comprehensive economic analysis of evidence that MSM are at significantly higher risk for HIV infection than other groups in many low- and middle-income countries, where fewer than 1 in 10 MSM worldwide have acce Show Less -
IDA Grant: US$30 million equivalentProject ID: P107545 Project Description: The project in Malawi additional financing will create a three-year extension of the project closing date from... Show More + September 30, 2009 to September 30, 2012. The additional financing will continue to support and strengthen the national response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Malawi in line with the Government's National HIV and AIDS Action Framework (NAF). Like the original grant, this additional financing will contribute towards the implementation of the joint program of work agreed to in the context of the HIV/AIDS Sector Wide Approach (SWAP) in Malawi. Show Less -