WHO/Italian initiative on HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa
ISBN 92 4 156222 6
Combating HIV/AIDS is one of the biggest challenges facing Africa in the 21st century. Given the gravity of the epidemic, establishing better prevention and care interventions has become an urgent necessity. It is in this context that the Government of Italy and WHO in February 2001 launched an innovative partnership to strengthen health sector responses to HIV/AIDS in 10 sub-Saharan African countries.