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Economic Implications of Inertia on HIV/AIDS and Benefits of Action

Economic Implications of Inertia on HIV/AIDS and Benefits of Action,Ajay Mahal

Economic Implications of Inertia on HIV/AIDS and Benefits of Action   (Citations: 3)
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Published in 2004.
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    • ...The strong links developing between the opportunities offered by, and resources available for, access to treatment and care and targeted prevention programmes, have emphasised this comparative advantage for the health sector. But while the health sector itself has recognised for years that good public health has always had a multi-sectoral aspect, and that effective programmes always work with the cooperation of local authorities and other sectoral collaboration, the territorialities, particularly of United Nations agencies, continue to create confusion, duplication, competition and waste under the name of “the expanded multi-sectoral response”. The emphasis on multi-sectorality may be appropriate in situations where prevalence rates are so high as to seriously affect labour productivity, availability of human resources, and social infrastructure and institutions (as in parts of Africa); but nowhere in the Asia-Pacific region is prevalence so high, or likely to become so high [...

    Peter Godwinet al. Five Myths about the HIV Epidemic in Asia

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