Providing Health Care to HIV Patients in Southern Africa

Author/Editor:

Markus Haacker

Publication Date:

October 1, 2001

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The paper provides an economic analysis of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the health sector i Southern Africa. It provides indicators for the scale of the impact, including estimates of tr. costs of various forms treatment. In anticipation of increasing numbers of patients with HIV/AIDS-related diseases, it is essential to expand the already strained health facilities ar to substantially increase the training of health personnel. While proposed reductions in the prices of antiretroviral therapies will considerably expand the range of those who can affor them, they will remain accessible to a minority of the population only.

Series:

Policy Discussion Paper No. 01/3

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 1, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451974140/1934-7456

Stock No:

PPIEA0032001

Price:

$10.00 (Academic Rate:$10.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

18

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