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Author Zhao, Feng.

Title Tackling the World's Fastest-Growing HIV Epidemic More Efficient HIV Responses in Eastern Europe and Central Asia / Feng Zhao
Published Washington, D.C. : The World Bank, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (358 p.)
Series Human Development Perspectives
World Bank e-Library
World Bank e-Library.
Contents Cost effectiveness 2.0 : improving allocative efficiency with decision science analytics -- Armenia : mobilizing an HIV response when a key population is mobile -- Belarus : changing HIV budgets based on allocative efficiency analysis -- Bulgaria : transitioning to domestic financing of HIV programs amid high costs -- George : an HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men -- Kazakhstan : achieving ambitious HIV targets through efficient spending -- Kyrgyz Republic : addressing the HIV treatment gap -- Moldova : designing efficient HIV programs for subnational HIV epidemics -- North Macedonia : tackling a small but rapidly growing epidemic -- Tajikistan : toward a rights-based response for key populations -- Ukraine : HIV treatment in a time of crisis -- Uzbekistan : toward effectiveness prevention and treatment for key populations -- Optima HIV methodology and approach
Summary The Eastern Europe and Central Asia region has the world's fastestgrowing HIV epidemic. Although still concentrated, the epidemic has diversified, affecting several key populations in many countries. This change has increased the number of people in need, the ways the epidemic can spread, and the complexity of formulating an effective strategy to combat it. At the same time, international funding is insufficient to cover the growing need, and domestic plans to cover the funding gaps, in many cases, fall short. In this environment, the need to use data to make the best possible decisions about using available funds is essential. Tackling the World's Fastest-Growing HIV Epidemic tells the story of how, in 11 countries across Eastern Europe and Central Asia, small groups of decision-makers and experts came together to carry out innovative, groundbreaking analyses for each country. It details the steps these nations have taken to strengthen their HIV programs based on the findings while highlighting critical issues for the road ahead. In so doing, the book also shows the potential of what can be done with a mathematical model and how it can support real-life improvements in policy and more efficacious budget allocations. It is the record of a unique undertaking to improve public health investments that offers lessons for many communities
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject HIV infections -- Asia, Central
HIV infections -- Europe, Eastern
HIV-positive persons -- Care -- Asia, Central
HIV-positive persons -- Care -- Europe, Eastern
HIV infections.
HIV-positive persons -- Care.
Central Asia.
Eastern Europe.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Benedikt, Clemens
Wilson, David.
ISBN 1464815240