Is the backlash against AIDS-specific funding justified? An examination of the health systems impacts of AIDS spending and a critical review of proposed alternative funding methods

dc.contributor.authorAllan, Claire
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dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.updated2016-05-25T13:11:52Z
dc.description.abstractThis paper responds to the recent backlash against AIDS-specific funding by setting out the key claims and examining the evidence to determine which criticisms are justified, and which are not. The backlash against international funding for AIDS has taken a number of forms, with some suggesting that the extent of the problem (the HIV epidemic) has been exaggerated and others arguing that UNAIDS programme efforts have been misdirected. A key claim however, is that AIDS-related funding has undermined health systems in developing countries. A primary contributor to the backlash has been Roger England, who asserts that the international AIDS response has produced “the biggest vertical programme in history” and that this funding “could be more effective if used to strengthen public health” (England, 2007: 344). The reasoning behind this argument has been that the sheer scale of international funding for AIDS has not only been unwarranted, but that it has damaged health systems in developing countries by diverting resources from other areas of the health sector (see argument summarised in Nattrass and Gonsalves (2009: 1)). Ultimately the recommendation is that AIDS-specific funding must be curtailed and the resources instead channelled through sector-wide general budget arrangements to support health systems more generally and to allow domestic priorities to direct spending decisions.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationAllan, C. (2010). <i>Is the backlash against AIDS-specific funding justified? An examination of the health systems impacts of AIDS spending and a critical review of proposed alternative funding methods</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19867en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationAllan, Claire <i>Is the backlash against AIDS-specific funding justified? An examination of the health systems impacts of AIDS spending and a critical review of proposed alternative funding methods.</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR), 2010. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19867en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationAllan, C. (2010). Is the Backlash Against AIDS-specific Funding Justified?: An Examination of the Health Systems Impacts of AIDS Spending and Critical Review of Proposed Alternative Funding Methods. Centre for Social Science Research, University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper AU - Allan, Claire AB - This paper responds to the recent backlash against AIDS-specific funding by setting out the key claims and examining the evidence to determine which criticisms are justified, and which are not. The backlash against international funding for AIDS has taken a number of forms, with some suggesting that the extent of the problem (the HIV epidemic) has been exaggerated and others arguing that UNAIDS programme efforts have been misdirected. A key claim however, is that AIDS-related funding has undermined health systems in developing countries. A primary contributor to the backlash has been Roger England, who asserts that the international AIDS response has produced “the biggest vertical programme in history” and that this funding “could be more effective if used to strengthen public health” (England, 2007: 344). The reasoning behind this argument has been that the sheer scale of international funding for AIDS has not only been unwarranted, but that it has damaged health systems in developing countries by diverting resources from other areas of the health sector (see argument summarised in Nattrass and Gonsalves (2009: 1)). Ultimately the recommendation is that AIDS-specific funding must be curtailed and the resources instead channelled through sector-wide general budget arrangements to support health systems more generally and to allow domestic priorities to direct spending decisions. DA - 2010 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2010 T1 - Is the backlash against AIDS-specific funding justified? An examination of the health systems impacts of AIDS spending and a critical review of proposed alternative funding methods TI - Is the backlash against AIDS-specific funding justified? An examination of the health systems impacts of AIDS spending and a critical review of proposed alternative funding methods UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19867 ER - en_ZA
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dc.identifier.vancouvercitationAllan C. Is the backlash against AIDS-specific funding justified? An examination of the health systems impacts of AIDS spending and a critical review of proposed alternative funding methods. 2010 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/19867en_ZA
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dc.publisher.departmentCentre for Social Science Research(CSSR)en_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
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