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Universal antiretroviral treatment: the challenge of human resources


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  • Till Barnighausen

    (Harvard School of Public Health)

  • David E. Bloom

    (Harvard School of Public Health)

  • David Canning

    (Harvard School of Public Health)


WHO’s Towards Universal Access 2009 report documents a remarkable worldwide increase in the number of people receiving antiretrviral treatment (ART) – from 3 million in 2007 to 4 million in 2008 – creating hope that with sustained energy, universal ART coverage might be achievable (1). At the same time, the report emphasizes many challenges in delivering ART on a more massive scale. One challenge – the number and types of human resources that will be required to achieve universal coverage – deserves attention from a new perspective. In particular, we discuss the effect of feedback from current ART coverage to future ART human resources need on the sustainability of high lvels of ART coverage. But in order to think about the future, we first try to understand the past.

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Paper provided by Program on the Global Demography of Aging in its series PGDA Working Papers with number 5510.

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Date of creation: Mar 2010
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Handle: RePEc:gdm:wpaper:5510

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Keywords: Antiretroviral treatment; human resources;

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