Bangladesh: Dose of Vigilance Helps Manage HIV, AIDS
November 11, 2010
Despite its proximity to two countries with sizable HIV populations, its low literacy and high poverty rate, and its large migrant community, Bangladesh has managed to stave off an AIDS epidemic.
"Indeed, there is a host of factors that render the country highly vulnerable to a surge in HIV," said Muhammad Abdur Rahman, head of the National HIV/AIDS and STD Program. "But I think the government's decision from the beginning to act as a catalyst and recognize NGOs [non-governmental organizations] that have real capacities to implement HIV and AIDS programs was the key to its success."
Inter Press Service
11.03.2010; Naimul Haq
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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