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Experts Discuss Inclusion of HIV/AIDS, Water and Sanitation in Post-2015 Development Agenda

March 29, 2013

"As a U.N. high-level panel completes worldwide consultations to pick development goals for 2015 and beyond, PlusNews consulted experts to see how HIV/AIDS might fit into this new agenda," according the news service. A draft report prepared for the 27-member high-level panel "calls for HIV to be among the new goals, but also [includes] suggestions to move beyond disease-specific goals ... to address health equity, non-communicable disease and weak health systems," the news service notes. PlusNews includes statements from the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Prasada Rao, the U.N. secretary general's special envoy for AIDS in Asia and the Pacific. "The post-2015 panel is expected to present its recommendations to the U.N. Secretary-General this June," the article notes (3/28).

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