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Building Partnership between Mental Health Workers, Social Workers and Medical Professionals to Enhance Capacity for Effective HIV and AIDS Responses in the Western Balkans Region

The Western Balkans region covers Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and UNMIK Kosovo. The political instability, combined with socio-economic transition and extensive stigma and discrimination against marginal populations heightens the HIV vulnerabilities of these groups. International assistance has previously ignored the region whose health system is now in the process of being […]

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Gender Inequality and HIV/AIDS: Double Jeopardy of Women

Current statistics indicate that 6.1 million people in South Asia are infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). HIV is an extraordinary kind of crisis. It requires an exceptional response that remains flexible, creative and vigilant on the one hand and on the other hand those who are affected need a multi-dimensional approach to their lives.

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Why Taking into Account Social Determinants is Essential to Reach a Successful Global Health Policy? An Example from the HIV-Care Sector in Burundi

Health policy usually targets epidemiologically defined population in a specific intervention programme. However, the sectorisation of health problems and the development of health policies, missing ‘surrounding’ socio-economic determinants, may result in inequitable long term results.

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