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Counting the Cost of Not Costing HIV Health Facilities Accurately: pay now, or pay more later.

Beck E, Carlos Avila, Gerbase S, Harling G and De Lay P.


July 26, 2012
The HIV pandemic continues to be one of our greatest contemporary public health threats. Policy makers in many middle- and low-income countries are in the process of scaling up HIV prevention, treatment and care services in the context of a reduction in international HIV funding due to the global economic downturn. In order to scale up services that are sustainable in the long term, policy makers and implementers need to have access to robust and contemporary strategic information, including financial information on expenditure and cost, in order to be able to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate HIV services.