Publication Date: August 2008
Publisher: Center for Global Development; Center for Global Development
Author(s): Nandini Oomman; Michael Bernstein; Steven Rosenzweig; Nandini Oomman; Michael Bernstein; Steven Rosenzweig
Research Area: Health
Donors spend billions of dollars to fight HIV/AIDS in developing countries, but poor integration between donors and host country health systems risks undermining international efforts to prevent and treat AIDS. In this analysis, CGD’s HIV/AIDS Monitor argues that donors need to pay more attention to their overall effect on health systems, finding that the big international donors often create duplicate AIDS-specific systems that competitively draw on the health resources of developing countries. The report recommends taking specific steps to more broadly improve health information systems, improve supply chain systems, and strengthen the health workforce.