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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Report assesses health loss from combined impact of road injuries, vehicle pollutionLONDON, MARCH 31, 2014 - Safer and cleaner road transport is critical for achieving health and development goals around... Show More + the world, according to a new report that --for the first time--assesses the global health loss from the combined impact of road injuries and pollution that can be attributed to motorized transport.Entitled “Transport for Health: the Global Burden of Disease from Motorized Road Transport”, the report was prepared by the World Bank-led Global Road Safety Facility and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, along with contributions from authors of other institutions. Findings of the report were discussed today in London at an event hosted by the Overseas Development Institute.Building on previous Global Burden of Disease (GBD) studies, the report breaks new ground by quantifying the health impacts from injuries due to road traffic crashes ov Show Less -
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013 - The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved US$213 million to support the Government of Tanzania’s efforts to rehabilitate roads and bring HIV/AIDS and road... Show More + safety services to people along the Dar es Salaam Corridor. “Well-functioning access to the maritime ports of Tanzania and Mozambique is essential for trade movement and economic prosperity, especially for the landlocked countries in the region (Zambia, Malawi and the DRC),” said World Bank Director of Strategy, Operations and Regional Integration in the Africa Region, Colin Bruce. “This project will improve intra trade among the countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, but will also smooth the way for increased global competitiveness, market integration and poverty reduction for the countries in the region.” The new financing package consists of a US$210 million credit and US$3 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA)*, the Bank’s fund for the world’s poorest c Show Less -
International AIDS ConferenceAugust 4, 2008 - Speaking in conjunction with the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, Mexico, Mariam Claeson, South Asia AIDS Coordinator said that "The... Show More + world has much to learn from India’s data informed approach to policy and priority setting in its response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic."While the country faces several challenges, India also invested in more and better data to understand its HIV epidemic. "India is not complacent," Claeson added.In a recent paper, "Tackling HIV In India: Evidence-Based Priority Setting And Programming," authored with Ashok Alexander, Director of the Gates Foundation’s India AIDS Initiative (Avahan), Claeson said, "Today's challenge is to scale up proven interventions to reach the vast majority of India’s vulnerable populations."ApproachAfter two decades of HIV infection in india, the government has a greater understanding of the magnitude, trends, and diversity of the larg Show Less -