Amidst declining funding for HIV/AIDS and a shortfall in doctors and quality treatment facilities, the world is facing a pandemic that threatens to sweep all before it in Sub-Saharan Africa. Bringing together world-class research and the latest data, he makes the argument for fresh ways in which to approach this growing medical crisis. The issues related to HIV/AIDS will not simply vanish, rather they need an urgent and coordinated international approach. From CUP.
Thirty years after the identification of the disease that became known as AIDS, humanitarian organizations warn that the fight against HIV/AIDS has slowed, amid a funding shortfall and donor fatigue. In this book, Bjorn Lomborg brings together research by world-class specialist authors, a foreword by UNAIDS founding director Peter Piot and perspectives from Nobel Laureates and African civil society leaders to identify the most effective ways to tackle the pandemic across sub-Saharan Africa. There remains an alarming lack of high-quality data evaluating responses to HIV. We still know too little about what works, where and how to replicate our successes. This book offers the first comprehensive attempt by teams of authors to analyze HIV/AIDS policy choices using cost-benefit analysis, across six major topics. This approach provides a provocative fresh look at the best ways to scale up the fight against this killer epidemic.