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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CHALLENGEMost of the world’s 34 million people living with HIV/AIDS are in developing countries. Worldwide, 2.5 million people became newly-infected with HIV, and 1.5 million died of HIV-related causes... Show More + in 2011—24 percent fewer deaths than in 2005. Sub-Saharan Africa accounted for 68 percent of all new infections and nearly half of all deaths globally in 2010 occurred in Southern Africa. Even where the overall HIV prevalence is low, AIDS can be a severe burden: It is the leading cause of premature death in Thailand and China. More than 8 million people living with HIV are accessing treatment globally; 7 million who need it do not have it. Moreover, for every one person on treatment, two are infected. Without effective HIV prevention, the numbers requiring treatment will become unsustainable.Despite the global increase in funding during the past decade—from US$1.6 billion in 2001 to US$16.8 billion in 2011—financing gaps persist, and available funds are mainly for treatment. As new infec Show Less -
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 -
KIGALI, July 22, 2012—Between 2003 and 2008, the World Bank’s Multi-Country HIV/AIDS Program (MAP) provided associations of people living with HIV/AIDS in Rwanda with grants to help them find alternative... Show More + livelihoods. Many of these associations were later transformed into cooperatives with support from the government and local leaders.As the global HIV/AIDS community gathers in Washington, D.C. for the biannual International AIDS Conference, the time is right to salute the courage of one of these groups of Rwandan women, and recognize their government’s efforts to reach out to them with HIV testing, access to health insurance, and income-generating opportunities.In Kanombe district, on the outskirts of Kigali, Claudine looks proudly upon the results of her work—the manicured rows of trees lining the road leading to the airport. She and her friend Marceline belong to the Koranintege Cooperative, which supports former sex workers—many HIV-positive—to find work.The cooperative succeeded in 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$10 millionPROJECT DESCRIPTION: The objective of the project is to assist the Government in consolidating the gains from the initial investments, focusing on interventions with the most significant... Show More + impact with regard to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care. The additional financing will reinforce prevention activities in priority sectors, support the decentralization and integration of AIDS care and treatment in the former MAP provinces and plan for their sustainability. It will also respond to the unmet demand of civil society groups to fund school fees and income generating activities with an increased focus on microfinance to enhance sustainability, put in place capacities in the newly established districts, and consolidate support for institutional strengthening for key coordinating bodies. Show Less -