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UN pushes for efficient fight against AIDS

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 12 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:435
  1. F Godlee

    Pressure from donor nations for more efficiency in the fight against AIDS has led to plans for a new United Nations programme to replace the World Health Organisation's global programme on AIDS. The aim is to eliminate duplication between different UN agencies. Five of the main agencies -the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (Unesco), the United Nations Population Fund, and the WHO - have agreed to coordinate their efforts, but the biggest agency

    At present agencies compete for funds for projects related to AIDS. The global programme's budget of $80m (pounds sterling 55m) comes mainly from …

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