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2008 Events

World AIDS Day: Transport against HIV/AIDS: Continuing the Mainstreaming Effort, December 1, 2008
For the fifth consecutive year, the transport sector contributed to the Bank-wide activities to mark World AIDS Day. The global theme for the day was ‘Keep the Promise” – with a special emphasis on leadership.  According to UNAIDS, while the annual number of AIDS deaths has declined in the past two years from 2.2 million to 2 million in 2007, infections are on the rise in a number of countries and stabilizing in others at extraordinarily high levels. Above all, the dimensions of the epidemic remain staggering. In 2007 alone, 33 million people were living with HIV, 2.7 million people became infected with the virus, and 2 million people died of HIV-related causes.  More...

Third Joint Initiative Video Conference, June 6, 2008 
The theme for the third videoconference was to discuss possible cooperation at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico August 3-8, 08. Development agencies signed the Joint Initiative for Fighting AIDS in the Infrastructure Sectors at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto in 2006. More...

Second Joint Initiative Video Conference, April 30, 2008 
Designing and implementing effective M & E programs are paramount to measuring the level of success of the interventions as well as to providing guidance for future effort in the finght against HIV/AIDS.  ADB, JBIC and the World Bank, having made considerable progress in mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in the region in recent years, shared their experience on M & E among other issues.  DFID, KfW and AfDB also discussed their experience on this important aspect of HIV mitigation activities. More...

First Joint Initiative Video Conference, March 14, 2008
Building on the Joint Initiative statement, the six development agencies came together for a video conference to exchange information and create a momentum for future collaboration.  The discussion included how each partner had mainstreamed HIV/AIDS in infrastructure sectors in the past, what challenges had been encountered, and what possibilities were there for exploiting synergies and scaling up cooperation. More...

Transport for Health in Developing Countries, January 30, 2008
The seminar discussed the evidence linking transport with access to health care. An overview of the main transport-related barriers to maternal health and child care will be presented as well as some of the transport interventions to improve access. More...




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