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Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Nov-Dec;28(6):1606-16. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.28.6.1606.

Financing HIV/AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Health Policy Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England. markus.haacker@lshtm.ac.uk

Abstract

This paper offers an analysis of the costs and the financing of HIV/AIDS programs for countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The rate of external financing varies with gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, but not much at all with HIV prevalence. In six of the thirty-four countries examined, the costs of HIV/AIDS programs will exceed 3 percent of GDP by 2015. Most of these are low-income countries. Considerable external support at current rates in these countries would help contain the fiscal costs to around 1 percent of GDP. But if that support dwindles, countries would have to borrow money or cut back on their own spending for HIV/AIDS.

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19887402
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10.1377/hlthaff.28.6.1606
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