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United to Fight HIV/AIDS?

October 1, 2003

J. Stephen Morrison and Todd Summers, The Washington Quarterly, Autumn 2003, 26:4, pp. 177–193.

From the Introduction

A new institutional order is emerging in the global fight against HIV/AIDS. Although the United States has come to dominate this new configuration, multiple actors, including national governments, multilateral institutions, private foundations, businesses, and the newly created Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria, bring new resources and new voices to bear in an increasingly diverse and, to some extent, competitive and chaotic global environment. The United Nations, itself a diverse collection of institutions, stands warily among these players. UN secretary general Kofi Annan and other key UN personalities have in the past five years played leading roles in bringing the world’s attention to HIV/AIDS, leveraging critical resources to curb the pandemic’s spread and mitigating its devastating effects.

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