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In 2006, WHO set forth its vision for a public health approach to delivering antiretroviral therapy. This approach has been broadly adopted in resource-poor settings and has provided the foundation for scaling up treatment to over 19.5 million people. Challenges remain, however, in the attempt to control the HIV epidemic and provide universal health coverage.

A team of WHO-affiliated researchers has published a report detailing the impact of the 2006 WHO HIV/AIDS strategy. The role of public health practices are assessed as they feature in this plan of action, and their impact is discussed.

From this analysis, the researchers suggest that updating this strategy is the best course of action, taking into account new developments in healthcare technology and also in public health practices.


Please find the full WHO public health approach to HIV treatment and care report here.

Welcome to Cambridge Global Challenges

Cambridge Global Challenges is the Strategic Research Initiative (SRI) of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, with a particular focus on the poorest half of the world’s population.


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