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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As the program successfully concluded, the multiple lessons learnt from ASAP have helped map out new challenges for intervention, and new objectives for the World Bank Global HIV AIDS Program. The difficult... Show More + financing environment faced by clients, as well as the implementation pitfalls, called for a renewed strategic support, that the Bank chose to organize around four pillars: Allocative Efficiency; HIV delivery science – what does it take to implement a well-defined HIV service to scale?; Effectiveness; and the Sustainability of the AIDS response. Show Less -
The world has made great progress toward ending AIDS, yet AIDS remains a critical development challenge.Since AIDS first appeared in 1981, more than 65 million people have been infected and more than 30... Show More + million people have died of AIDS-related causes.AIDS drug costs have dropped 100-fold since 2000 from more than $10,000 to under $100 per person annually. More than 8 million people living with HIV in developing countries are now receiving lifesaving treatment.Prevention is essential to ending HIV and AIDS: For every one person on treatment, two are infected with HIV; every minute a young woman is infected with the virus.The Bank is committed to work with partners to help realize the end of AIDS, and to bring the lessons of the AIDS movement to speed progress against global poverty. Show Less -
With leading donor countries emerging from economic crisis, development aid flows are under heavy pressure. As a result, governments, development agencies, civil society organizations, communities of people... Show More + living with HIV and AIDS, and other partners need the best evidence and knowledge available to make their development dollars go further in pursuit of better results. From 2010-2012, the World Bank's Global HIV/AIDS Program and the Office of HIV/AIDS, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), co-hosted a series of debates on the changing dynamics of HIV/AIDS, and our collective response. Show Less -