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Chapter 15 - Benefits and Costs of the HIV/AIDS Targets for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 May 2018

Bjorn Lomborg
Copenhagen Business School
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Thirty years after the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was first identified, the HIV epidemic continues to cause large-scale human suffering and economic losses. Since featuring prominently in the MDGs, HIV has received unprecedented global political and financial commitment, being allocated 25% of all international assistance for health in 2011. But, despite significant successes, the goal will not be achieved and the HIV epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa is still one of the most important causes of loss of life and health. The global HIV response will thus have to be a major continued focus of national and international development strategies after 2015.
Prioritizing Development
A Cost Benefit Analysis of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals
, pp. 277 - 286
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2018

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