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By Diana Sonntag (auth.)

The unfolding tragedy of the AIDS epidemic is an example the place a ailment with neighborhood origins has created results around the world. Todd Sandler (2001a) healthiness matters are ?rmly embedded within the constructing international. stipulations of poverty like insufficient overall healthiness infrastructures and sanitation, constrained entry to therapy of ailments and so on. have elevated the susceptibility to ailments. notwithstanding, there's an expanding knowledge that illnesses of the negative pass nationwide borders and, as a result, impact the healthiness of individuals globally. Of all of the health and wellbeing crises originating from the constructing international the HIV/AIDS epidemic doesn't in simple terms appear to be the biggest humanitarian crisis but in addition possesses significant financial, de- graphical and social outcomes. AIDS may cause even higher outcomes sooner or later if the unfold of HIV isn't stopped. The foreign group has regarded this necessity via making a choice on the 1 ?ght opposed to AIDS as one of many 8 Millennium improvement ambitions (MDGs ).

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2 The Conceptual Background of International Health-Promoting Public Goods The addressing of transnational crises with international public goods has been suggested by Sandler (1997). He recommends to apply this concept for responding to transnational economic, environmental and political problems. The application of this new paradigm was brought into an international focus by a UNDP monograph published by Kaul et al. in 1999. The authors describe the influence of the public good perspective on the effectiveness of transnational cooperation in sectors like international peace and security, environment, equity etc.

Moreover, it seems that it has spread to neighbouring countries as Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique. This reinforces the need for prophylaxis. A further reason to focus our attention on preventing tuberculosis is noted by Stillwaggon (2006a, p. 61). She points out that its effect on HIV transmission is neglected in the literature. Such an impact can be very serious in regions with high prevalence of tuberculosis, but low HIV prevalence. If tuberculosis increases the susceptibility to HIV because of a weakened immune system, the transmission of HIV may worsen in these regions.

61). She points out that its effect on HIV transmission is neglected in the literature. Such an impact can be very serious in regions with high prevalence of tuberculosis, but low HIV prevalence. If tuberculosis increases the susceptibility to HIV because of a weakened immune system, the transmission of HIV may worsen in these regions. Preventive health measures should be supported by the development of an AIDS vaccine because prophylaxis as condom distribution or needle exchange can slow down the spread of the virus, but cannot stop it.

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