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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ResultsThe following results were achieved under the Jamaica Second HIV/AIDS Project.Prevention91% of female sex workers reporting condom use with their most recent client (target: maintain more than 90%).59.2%... Show More + of female sex workers who received HIV testing in the last 12 months and who know the results (target: 50%).40,445 female sex workers and 22,145 men who have sex with men reached through prevention activities (target: FSW 14,955; MSM 14,059).19% of prison inmates reached through prevention activities (target: 15%)Treatment, Care, and Support10,469 men, women and children with advanced HIV receiving antiretroviral combination therapy according to national guidelines (target: 9,000)85.8% of HIV positive pregnant women receiving a complete course of antiretroviral (ARV) prophylaxis to reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission (target: maintain more than or equal to 80%)1.4% of infants born to HIV infected mothers who are also HIV infected (target: less than 5.0%)More than 95% Show Less -
Thank you, Dr. Komatra for the kind introduction. I would also like to thank Professor Vicharn and the PMAC Secretariat for all your hard work in organizing the conference; the Royal Thai Government for... Show More + their hospitality; Professor Rachata; Lincoln Chen and our fellow conference co-hosts and partners in JICA, USAID, WHO and the Rockefeller Foundation; and to my good friends, Dr. Suwit and Paul Farmer.Yesterday I was honored to share the Prince Mahidol award with a distinguished group of individuals who have spent many years fighting to end the HIV-AIDS epidemic. I accepted the award on behalf of a broad and diverse group of advocates who worked as part of a global movement to make treatment accessible to people everywhere, no matter their income or geography.Sadly, our work is unfinished. Millions are still becoming infected each year, and many are shut out of treatment because of inadequate services and frankly, discrimination. Yet a new generation of activists has joined the fight, a Show Less -
Credit Also Fights TB, Malaria and HIV/AIDSWASHINGTON, April 2, 2013 – A new project designed to improve the coverage and quality of healthcare in Djibouti will reach 300,000 people, mostly women. The... Show More + US$7.0 million credit approved by the World Bank today will assist Djibouti in its efforts to deliver better maternal and child healthcare services and improved communicable disease control programs (HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria).While Djibouti has made considerable improvements to the delivery of health services, the availability of medicine, and the management capacity of the sector over the past decade, much remains to be done. The country’s health indicators are among the lowest in the world and Djibouti may not achieve the targets of the health-related Millennium Development Goals. The new project, Improving the Health Sector Performance, is aligned with the Government of Djibouti’s Vision 2035, a development plan that will be the basis for the upcoming World Bank Country Partnershi Show Less -
The objective of the project is to enable the Government of Nepal to increase access to essential health care services and their utilization by the underserved and the poor.Health indicationsNepal’s health... Show More + sector has seen impressive progress in the past few years. Infant mortality declined from 79 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1991-94 to 48 deaths in 2001-2005. An even more impressive decline was observed in under-five mortality, which declined by 48% from 118 to 61 deaths per 1,000 live births over the same period.A recent survey (NFHP 2009) confirmed that the declining trends in mortality rates continue; both infant and under-five mortality have further declined to 41 and 50 per 1000 live births respectively in 2004-2008. Several of Nepal’s immunization and nutrition programs are also performing very well. Between 1996 and 2006, full immunization coverage rose from 43%to 83%.However, not all segments of the society equally benefit from the progress. “Inequality in health outcomes, Show Less -