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 Bank works closely with partners the global fight against AIDS.As one of 11 UNAIDS co-sponsors, the World Bank partners in the global response to HIV/AIDS with governments, civil society... Show More + groups, donors, and the private sector.The Bank works closely with the US Government’s PEPFAR initiative, USAID, the UK government and others to help developing countries improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of their national AIDS responses,For example, the Bank and its partners are helping Nigeria map its AIDS epidemic so it can better target its HIV/AIDS efforts toward the populations most at risk.The Bank is trustee of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and a non-voting member of the Global Fund Board, and works with the Global Fund at global and country levels. Show Less -
PAST DEBATESDEBATE 1: May 19, 2010WB/USAID co-hosted debate on: "Test and Treat: Can We Treat Our Way Out of the Epidemic?"Debate proposition: Testing and treating approaches should immediately... Show More + be built into and consume at least 50 percent of HIV prevention resources in Africa.Resources: Debate Proceedings Report (PDF)DEBATE 2: June 29, 2010WB/USAID co-hosted debate on: "Behavior change for HIV prevention"Debate proposition: Behavior change in generalized epidemics has not reduced new HIV infections and is an unwise use of HIV prevention resources.Resources: Debate proceedings Report (PDF) Videocast of Debate DEBATE 3: August 26, 2010WB/USAID co-hosted debate on: "Discordant Couples and HIV Transmission"Debate proposition: Intra couple HIV transmission between couples in long term stable partnerships drive a majority of HIV Show Less -