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Research shows that South Africa deserves its poor reputation for tackling AIDS

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1795 (Published 22 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1795
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

    South Africa’s reputation for poor leadership in the fight against AIDS is deserved, say authors of research (Journal of Public Health 2008 Sep 12, doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdn075).

    HAART coverage (December 2006) and per capita income (2005)

    The researchers, who compared access to AIDS drugs with need in more than 80 nations, found that South Africa performed significantly below expectations.

    Brazil and Namibia were among several countries that performed better than expected.

    The report says that despite an unprecedented mobilisation of resources worldwide since 2003, the …

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