The end of AIDS and the NGO Code of Conduct

Publication Date:

23 Aug 2014

Citation:

Pfeiffer J., Robinson J., Hagopian A., Johnson W., Fort M., Gimbel-Sherr K, Rowden R., Friedman E., Davis P., Adedokun L., & Gloyd S. (2014) The end of AIDS and the NGO Code of Conduct. The Lancet, Volume 384, Issue 9944, Pages 639 – 640, 23 August 2014

 

Abstract

Country ownership and health-system strengthening are key global health slogans in the current era of HIV/AIDS treatment scale-up. Their meaning, however, is hotly debated. Is country ownership equivalent to government ownership? 1 Which health system should be strengthened—health care delivered by non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the public sector, private for-profit organisations, or some combination of these actors? Although breakthroughs in HIV treatment have provoked rallying cries for an “AIDS-free generation” and the “end of AIDS”, these calls clash with the reality of understaffed public health systems across Africa that struggle to manage their current patient load, let alone the millions of additional patients who require treatment under new WHO HIV treatment guidelines.

 

Read the Full Article

 

Stand with HAI

Stand with HAI

Donate

When you support Health Alliance International, you take a stand for a more equitable and respectful model of global health. Your donation not only helps us expand our reach, it is an investment in our shared values of health equity and solidarity. 

Join the Alliance

Our alliance is made up of supporters, partners, staff, and volunteers who share our commitment to universal access to quality health care. Just like a health system, every person plays a role in keeping us working toward this ultimate goal. Will you join us? 

Get Engaged

The kind of change we seek requires sustained action.  Whether you want to engage in HAI's advocacy work or help spread HAI's mission and model, we rely on our friends and supporters to stand beside us when we stand up for equity in global health.

Didn't find what you were looking for?

Didn't find what you were looking for?