WHO report says AIDS offers healthcare opportunity

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 01 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:10
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    Dr Lee Jong-wook, director general of the World Health Organization, has said that the organisation's goal of getting lifesaving antiretroviral drugs to three million patients with HIV or AIDS in the developing world by 2005 presents a golden opportunity to put in place desperately needed basic healthcare systems.

    In the preface to WHO's annual report on global health Dr Lee said that funds for tackling the AIDS crisis could in turn establish lasting health systems for the future treatment and prevention of disease in the developing world.

    “A message that runs through these …

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