Journal of Public Health Policy

, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 430–438

In the shadow of HIV/AIDS: Forgotten diseases in sub-Saharan Africa: Global health issues and funding agency responsibilities

  • Maud Lemoine
  • Pierre-Marie Girard
  • Mark Thursz
  • Gilles Raguin
Commentary

DOI: 10.1057/jphp.2012.29

Cite this article as:
Lemoine, M., Girard, PM., Thursz, M. et al. J Public Health Pol (2012) 33: 430. doi:10.1057/jphp.2012.29

Abstract

The HIV/AIDS pandemic has generated international solidarity, particularly with sub-Saharan Africa. The mainly vertical approach to this challenge has, however, mobilized so much attention and so many resources that other crucial public health problems, such as chronic viral hepatitis and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), have been left in the shadows. One year after the first official World Hepatitis Day launched by WHO and the first UN meeting on NCDs, the world needs a vigorous debate on a more comprehensive approach to public health challenges in developing countries.

Keywords

HIV/AIDS resource limited settings Africa viral hepatitis noncommunicable diseases public health policy 

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maud Lemoine
    • 1
  • Pierre-Marie Girard
    • 3
    • 4
  • Mark Thursz
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gilles Raguin
    • 3
    • 5
  1. 1.Division of HepatologyMedical Research Council, the Gambia UnitFajaraThe Gambia
  2. 2.Department of MedicineHepatology Unit, St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Service de maladies infectieuses et tropicales, Hôpital Saint-AntoineParisFrance
  4. 4.Département d'épidémiologieParisFrance
  5. 5.The French national aid agency on HIV/AIDSParisFrance

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