The Idasa, an African Democracy Institute is an independent public interest organisation committed to promoting sustainable democracy based on active citizenship, democratic institutions, and social justice.
Triumphalism about “turning the tide” in the fight against HIV and AIDS charactrised the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington DC. In particular, the reduction of new HIV infections in children and the decline in AIDS-related deaths globally has given renewed hope that a cure for AIDS may be possible. The conference was however confronted with the question of the sustainability of the current AIDS programmes given the global economic malaise. In response to this poser, Idasa presented innovative domestic financing strategies, broader approaches to stigma and discrimination to allow for better targeting and the use of the Local AIDS Governance Barometer (LAGB) to assess the quality of AIDS service delivery at the micro level.
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