AIDS and Aid pp 127-130 | Cite as

Summary and Concluding Remarks

  • Diana Sonntag
Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)


More than 25 years after the first cases of AIDS were reported in Los Angeles, AIDS became one of the major health concerns. Moreover, the prospects graduating from the HIV/AIDS crisis are bleak; it seems that MDG 6 cannot be achieved in most developing countries by 2015. Experiences from the past indicate that the establishment of new financing mechanisms which are initiated to close funding gaps is not entirely effective. Repeated pledges at international conferences to finance the implementation of anti-HIV programmes are not sufficiently binding. Governments that acquit themselves of their promises are not sanctioned since no enforcing authority exists. Motivated by these observations, this book has discussed an alternative approach, advocating the use of existing but ameliorated financing mechanisms to facilitate effective solutions.


Financing Mechanism Public Good Provision Provision Level Major Health Concern International Transfer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Vienna University of Economics and Business Institute for Social PolicyWienAustria

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