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Department of HIV/AIDS Family and Community Health, World Health Organization
Global Health Sector Strategy for HIV/AIDS 2003-2007: Providing a Framework for Partnership and Action
WHO - World Health Organization, n/d, 32 pp

"The foundations for generating action to meet the daunting challenges posed by HIV/AIDS are clear policies, effective strategic planning and sound decision-making processes. These foundations help to create strong partnerships, to make the best use of human and financial resources, and to generate positive outcomes. However, many countries are struggling to create a truly effective strategic approach to HIV/AIDS. Conscious of the need to define and strengthen
the role of the health sector within a broad multisectoral response to HIV/AIDS, the World "Health Assembly adopted a resolution in May 2000 (WHA53.14) requesting the Director General of WHO to develop a strategy for addressing HIV/AIDS as part of the United Nations systemwide effort to combat the pandemic. The resulting Global Health-Sector Strategy (GHSS) for HIV/AIDS described in this document is only one of a number of important initiatives that have emerged since the United Nations Special Session on HIV/AIDS in 2001, and has been developed by WHO in a spirit of renewed determination. The global community in general and the health sector in particular now have an exceptional opportunity to redouble their efforts against a devastating global pandemic and to show what can be achieved through bold leadership and concerted action."

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