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HIV/AIDS Response Crowding Out Other Health Initiatives?

December 4, 2006

In an editorial published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization on December 1, World AIDS Day, CGD visiting fellow Jeremy Schiffman warns that the global focus on HIV/AIDS is diverting attention and resources from other important health challenges. For example, from 1998-2003, as U.S. aid for HIV/AIDS surged, funding to help strengthen health systems plummeted. Shiffman offers three suggestions for re-orienting the global HIV/AIDS response so that it avoids harming—and ideally benefits—other health causes. Learn more