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The AIDS pandemic : searching for a global response

Author: Michael H Merson; Stephen Inrig
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael H Merson; Stephen Inrig
ISBN: 9783319471334 3319471333 3319471325 9783319471327 3319484311 9783319484310
OCLC Number: 1005218321
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 445 pages) : illustrations
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.
Responsibility: Michael Merson, Stephen Inrig.

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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.

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