Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
  
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

International News

3 by 5 Initiative "Probably Will Not" Meet Treatment Goals Within Time Frame, WHO Director General Says

November 8, 2004

The World Health Organization's 3 by 5 Initiative goal of treating three million HIV-positive people with antiretroviral drugs by 2005 "probably will not" be met, WHO Director-General Jong-Wook Lee said in an interview last week, the CP/Canada.com reports. "[W]e might not be able to meet the three million target by the end of next year," Lee said (Branswell, CP/Canada.com, 11/7). As of July, when the first progress report for the initiative was released, there were approximately 440,000 people receiving treatment under the program. WHO had hoped to have 500,000 HIV-positive people receiving treatment by then (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 7/12). Lee said that if the target is not met, he does not expect the program's "momentum" to "dissipate," according to the CP/Canada.com. "Together with other partners, we'll try to reach the target," he said, adding, "But even if we don't meet the target, that should not be seen as the end of the world." UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are partners in the program, and Canada is the largest donor country, pledging about $80 million. Lee said that the program has "galvanized" efforts to distribute antiretroviral drugs to people in developing countries, the CP/Canada.com reports. "What I see is the pressure from the people to their governments, to the international community, this will be huge," Lee said, adding, "So clearly starting moving this whole thing is very, very important." UNAIDS estimates that six million HIV-positive people worldwide need antiretroviral drugs (CP/Canada.com, 11/7).

Back to other news for November 8, 2004


Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, search the archives, or sign up for email delivery at www.kaisernetwork.org/dailyreports/hiv. The Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report is published for kaisernetwork.org, a free service of the Kaiser Family Foundation, by The Advisory Board Company. © 2004 by The Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.



  
  • Email Email
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
See Also
More HIV News

Tools
 

Advertisement