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Published in Vaccine weekly.

1995   p12-3


The UN has created a program called UNAIDS to coordinate the work of six international agencies which are responding to the AIDS crisis. With no cure or vaccine in sight, it is expected that 30-40 million people will be infected with HIV or will have developed AIDS by the end of the century. Since 90% of these cases will occur in developing countries, the disease will have an enormous impact on the medical system, the work force, and the fabric of society in affected countries. UNAIDS hopes to reduce the overlap, confusion, and competition for scarce funds which characterize AIDS programs today. It hopes to coordinate the AIDS projects of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Program on AIDS, the UN Children's Fund, the UN Population Fund, the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, the UN Development Program, and the World Bank. Funding for UNAIDS will come from reductions in costs at the Geneva, Switzerland, headquarters of the WHO. This decision has caused controversy as has the decision to include the World Bank which detractors accuse of being driven solely by monetary concerns.
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Date   1995-06-12
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