History and Future of the Global HIV Response
A Conversation with Dr. Michael Merson and Dr. Stephen Inrig
“This ambitious book provides a comprehensive history of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Programme on AIDS (GPA), using it as a unique lens to trace the global response to the AIDS pandemic. The authors describe how WHO came initially to assume leadership of the global response, relate the strategies and approaches WHO employed over the years, and expound on the factors that led to the Programme’s demise and subsequent formation of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The authors examine the global impact of this momentous transition, portray the current status of the global response to AIDS, and explore the precarious situation that WHO finds itself in today as a lead United Nations agency in global health.
The global response – the strategies adopted, the roads taken and not taken, and the lessons learned – can provide helpful guidance to the global health community as it continues tackling the AIDS pandemic and confronts future global pandemics.”
A complimentary copy of Dr. Merson’s and Dr. Inrig’s book will be available at the event while supplies last. For those joining by webcast or interested in reading the book ahead of the event, you may obtain a 15 percent discount on the electronic version of the book by completing this form.
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