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Title Intensifying action against HIV/AIDS in Africa : responding to a development crisis.
Imprint Washington, DC : World Bank, Africa Region, 2000.

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Subject AIDS (Disease) -- Africa.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- epidemiology -- Africa.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- prevention & control -- Africa.
Alt Name World Bank. Africa Regional Office.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 89, [1] pages) : illustrations, 1 color map
Note "World Bank 2000"--Cover.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents pt. 1. Executive summary. pt. 2. The gathering storm. The rapidly growing HIV/AIDS epidemic -- HIV/AIDS' devastating impact on development -- Impact of the epidemic on various sectors -- The imperative of urgent action -- pt. 3. Building an effective response. Intensify, expand, and improve the national response -- Address the root causes of vulnerability -- Assess the impact of development projects on HIV/AIDS -- Learn from experience -- pt. 4. Strategic plan for intensifying action against AIDS in Africa. Goal -- Approach -- Overcoming barriers -- Actions -- pt. 5. Planning for implementation at the country level. pt. 6. Staffing and support. pt. 7 Next steps.
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Summary This study reviews the rapidly growing HIV/AIDS epidemic, particularly in the Africa region, its devastating impact on development, and the desperate need for urgent action. Two thirds of the world's HIV/AIDS epidemic are in Africa, therefore, given the scale of this epidemic, it is no longer just a public health issue, but a development crisis. The report aims at building an effective response to intensify, expand, and improve current prevention efforts to those particularly vulnerable, and reduce the impact of the epidemic on all sectors. The report, namely, a strategic plan, calls for intensifying action against AIDS in Africa, and advocates to position the epidemic as a central development issue, to increase and sustain, an intensified response. Its approach is to increase resources, and technical support, for African partners and Bank country teams, to mainstream HIV/AIDS activities, and overcome the barriers to expand prevention efforts, targeting both general and specific audiences, including as well, activities to enhance HIV/AIDS treatment and care. The actions call for a knowledge-based expansion to help countries design and manage, prevention, care, and, treatment programs based on epidemic trends, impact forecasts, and identified best practices. This rationale is followed by an implementation plan at the country level, translating operational guidelines into national, multisectoral programs.
ISBN 0585181179 (electronic bk.)
9780585181172 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 44962426
Additional Format Print version: Intensifying action against HIV/AIDS in Africa. Washington, DC : World Bank, Africa Region, 2000 0821345729 (DLC) 99043128 (OCoLC)42049324
Table of Contents
 Acronyms and Abbreviations 
1Executive Summary1
2The Gathering Storm5
  The Rapidly Growing HIV/AIDS Epidemic5
  HIV/AIDS' Devastating Impact on Development6
  Impact of the Epidemic on Various Sectors9
  The Imperative of Urgent Action13
3Building an Effective Response17
  Intensify, Expand, and Improve the National Response17
  Address the Root Causes of Vulnerability17
  Assess the Impact of Development Projects on HIV/AIDS18
  Learn from Experience18
4Strategic Plan for Intensifying Action Against AIDS in Africa23
  Overcoming Barriers25
5Planning for Implementation at the Country Level42
6Staffing and Support44
7Next Steps46
 Annex 1. Case Study49
Annex 2HIV/AIDS Prevelance Rates for SSA63
Annex 3Annapolis Declaration64
Annex 4Strategic Options for the Prevention of MTCT76

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