Scaling up Interventions against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the Who African Region: Report of the Regional Director
Abstract1. HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria contribute to high morbidity and mortality in the WHO African Region, accounting for more than 90% of the global cases and deaths associated with these diseases. They exert an enormous economic burden on governments, communities and families, trapping millions in a vicious cycle of poverty and ill-health. 2. A number of innovative and cost-effective interventions have been developed over the years to reduce the burden of the three diseases. The Region has adopted strategies, frameworks and resolutions, and countries have developed and are implementing plans of action in line with these decisions. 3. The following achievements have so far been made: increased political commitment, development of national strategic plans and partnership building for accelerating implementation of interventions; ongoing capacity building for the prevention and control of the three diseases; increased knowledge about HIV/AIDS and safe blood for transfusion; increased tuberculosis (TB) case detection rates and implementation of the DOTS strategy; and more capacity to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate malaria prevention and control programmes in almost all countries.
Regional Committee for Africa, 53. (2003). Scaling up Interventions against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in the Who African Region: Report of the Regional Director. WHO. Regional Office for Africa. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/93261
DescriptionRegional Committee for Africa Fifty-third Session Johannesburg, South Africa, 1–5 September 2003, Provisional agenda item 8.6
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