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Author Merson, Michael H.,
Title The AIDS pandemic : searching for a global response / Michael Merson, Stephen Inrig.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]

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Author Merson, Michael H.,
Subject Global Programme on AIDS (World Health Organization) -- History.
Global Programme on AIDS (World Health Organization)
AIDS (Disease) -- International cooperation -- History.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- epidemiology.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- prevention & control.
Pandemics -- prevention & control.
Global Health.
Program Evaluation.
Alt Name Inrig, Stephen,
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 445 pages) : illustrations
Note Includes index.
Contents The Response Before the Global Response -- The Launch of the Control Program on AIDS -- Creating a Global Response -- Assuming Global Leadership -- Building and Coordinating a Multi-Sectoral Response -- Health, Human Rights, and the GPA -- The Resignation of Jonathan Mann -- The Transition.-Enhancing program delivery -- Containing the global spread of HIV -- Supporting Research.- Addressing Stigma, Discrimination, and Human Rights -- Challenges and Criticisms -- The Challenges of coordination -- Rethinking Global AIDS Governance.- The end of GPA and the launch of UNAIDS -- The Development of UNAIDS.
Summary This ambitious book provides a comprehensive history of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Programme on AIDS (GPA), using it as a unique lens to trace the global response to the AIDS pandemic. The authors describe how WHO came initially to assume leadership of the global response, relate the strategies and approaches WHO employed over the years, and expound on the factors that led to the Programme's demise and subsequent formation of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The authors examine the global impact of this momentous transition, portray the current status of the global response to AIDS, and explore the precarious situation that WHO finds itself in today as a lead United Nations agency in global health. Several aspects of the global response - the strategies adopted, the roads taken and not taken, and the lessons learned - can provide helpful guidance to the global health community as it continues tackling the AIDS pandemic and confronts future global pandemics. Included in the coverage: The response before the global response Building and coordinating a multi-sectoral response Containing the global spread of HIV Addressing stigma, discrimination, and human rights Rethinking global AIDS governance UNAIDS: finding its place in congested waters The AIDS Pandemic will find an engaged audience among policymakers, students, faculty, journalists, researchers, and other health professionals working and interested in global health, public health, the World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS, global pandemics, the history of medicine, and global health policy. It will also interest those involved in international relations, international development, global affairs and governance, the United Nations, and NGOs.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 22, 2017).
ISBN 9783319471334 (electronic bk.)
3319471333 (electronic bk.)
9783319471327 (hardcover)
9783319484310 (softcover)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-47133-4
OCLC # 1005218321
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319471327

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