Title

Sub-national response in HIV/AIDS: A case study in AIDS prevention and control from Sindh province, Pakistan

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-1999

Journal

Public Health

Volume

113

Issue

1

DOI

10.1016/S0033-3506(99)00111-0

Keywords

AIDS; HIV; Pakistan; Policy; South Asia

Abstract

HIV/AIDS in Pakistan is slowly gaining recognition as a public health issue of great importance. However, the responses to the disease have been marred by lack of coordination and commitment. We examine, in this paper, the situation in the Sindh province of Pakistan, which is recognized as having the sole fully functioning AIDS prevention and control programme in the country. In discussing the results of the Sindh programme's activities we highlight progress made as well as gaps in data and surveillance. We also recommend strategies for implementation at the provincial and national levels. In addition this example of a sub-national government programme provides a case study for similar programmes in the region.

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