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RethinkHIV: Smarter Ways to Invest in Ending HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa
     

RethinkHIV: Smarter Ways to Invest in Ending HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa

by Bjorn Lomborg (Editor)
 

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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, Bjørn Lomborg brings together research by world-class specialist authors, a foreword by UNAIDS founding director Peter Piot and perspectives from

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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, Bjørn 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.

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"Setting priorities for how money could be spent most effectively to fight HIV AIDS in Africa is a key priority. This pioneering work shows how economic analysis can contribute to a prioritisation for spending in this vital area. It will be invaluable to those funding both research activities and healthcare programmes in Africa.' - Professor Sir John Bell, President, Academy of Medical Sciences, and Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107679320
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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Bjørn Lomborg is Adjunct Professor at Copenhagen Business School and Director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center. He is author of best-seller The Skeptical Environmentalist (2001) and Cool It (2007) which challenged the effectiveness of standard responses to environmental challenges. He was named one of the 'top 100 global thinkers' by Foreign Policy in 2010 and 2011, one of the world's '100 most influential people' by Time and one of the '50 people who could save the planet' by The Guardian. He is a sought after speaker and opinion leader who frequently participates in debates on environmental and developmental policy choices.

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