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Addressing Global Health

Posted by iBlog on August 9, 2007

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) 3­-by-5 initiative aims to treat 3 million people living with AIDS by the end of 2005. How does the initiative represent a change from past WHO efforts?

The AIDS pandemic is one of the most difficult social, political, economic, and medical problems the world currently faces. AIDS represents the worst disease threat and the most serious social problem humankind has faced for many centuries. The 3-by-5 initiative is part of the global response, which includes prevention, treatment, and care. At the Barcelona AIDS Conference in 2002, the international community set the specific target of delivering treatment to 3 million people by the end of 2005. WHO, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), and other partners have put our weight behind this target, which is a key step on the way to universal access to treatment—the goal of our work.

Read the full article in Harvard International Review


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