New Report Details Benefits of Global AIDS Response

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A new issue brief released today by the Center for Global Health Policy and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, highlights the transformative success of the global AIDS response in changing the trajectory of the epidemic and improving health outcomes beyond AIDS.

The issue brief details the diverse impacts of the intensive response to the AIDS pandemic, including reduced mortality; benefits in addressing other diseases, such as tuberculosis and malaria; in strengthening health systems; and building a strong emphasis on accountability and outcomes in global health initiatives. A sidebar addresses flaws in current arguments for shifting global health priorities based on cost-effectiveness considerations. 

The report’s recommendations include keeping U.S. commitments on the global AIDS response by expanding investment in AIDS and other global health initiatives, and using PEPFAR programming and principles as a foundation for broader health service delivery.

The full report, titled, “Smart Investments in AIDS and Global Health: Building on What Works,” is available at www.idsaglobalhealth.org or http://www.amfar.org/hill/article.aspx?id=8222.

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