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Tuesday, 14th July 2015

How AIDS Changed Everything

Source: UNAIDS

From the Preface:

Fifteen years ago, AIDS was shattering families, communities and entire nations.  But the AIDS epidemic also united the world behind efforts to stop and reverse the toll, and to ensure that people everywhere have access to life-saving medicines. Millennium Development Goal 6 played a central role in this massive global mobilization to scale up action against one of the most complex and devastating development challenges of our times.

The AIDS response has been like no other. From the start it has put the focus on people and put their needs first. It has been a turning point for the recognition of health as a human right. And it has brought extraordinary results on treatment and prevention alike.

The world has achieved the AIDS targets of Millennium Development Goal 6. The epidemic has been halted and reversed. In the year 2000, fewer than 700 000 people were receiving antiretroviral medicines; today, some 15 million people have access, meaning that we have reached one of the most important treatment goals in history.

+ Direct link to Report (PDF; 16 MB)

+ Executive Summary (PDF; 3.3 MB)

+ Press Release



Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

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