Treating AIDS in Africa: A Challenge to the International Community
Author: Katherine Marshall
September 5, 2004
In her speech at a Community of Sant'Egidio International Meeting, Katherine Marshall discusses the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa. Her remarks focus on the development dimensions of the epidemic, examining issues around gender, prevention, treatment, and the importance of public, private, and civil society partnerships. Through case studies of Senegal, Thailand, and Uganda, Marshall emphasizes the need for multi-sector alliances, dialogue across cultures, and the cooperation of a diversity of faith traditions. Marshall stresses that various organizations can formulate a global AIDS strategy that addresses challenges within HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. She also remarks on the World Bank’s role in combating the epidemic, highlighting the formal partnership agreement signed between the World Bank and the Community of Sant'Egidio.