World Chronicle 936: Jim Yong Kim, WHO

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ENGLISH 12-Apr-2004 00:28:17
Mary Alice Williams interviews Dr. Jim Yong Kim, Director of the HIV/AIDS Department in the World Health Organization (WHO), for World Chronicle programme 936.
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“Treating 3 million by 2005”

HIV/AIDS is still a deadly disease for millions of people, particularly in countries where anti-retroviral drugs are neither available nor affordable. To address this global health emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) has committed itself to a project called “3 by 5”: getting HIV/AIDS treatment for 3 million people by the end of 2005.

Can this target be achieved? Is this a question of resources or of political will? How much – on a per person basis – will anti-retroviral therapy cost, using generic drugs? What lessons can be learned from tackling this global health emergency?

These are some of the issues covered in this edition of World Chronicle with guest Dr. Jim Yong Kim, Director of the HIV/AIDS Department in the World Health Organization (WHO). Dr. Kim, who is a MacArthur “genius award” winner, is on secondment to WHO from the Harvard Medical School, where he is the Director of the Programme on Infectious Diseases and Social Change.
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Livingston Hinckley, Director.
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Michele Zaccheo, Executive Producer; Mary Alice Williams, Moderator; Joe Salter/Doug Wood, Music; Mechthild Schmidt, Graphics; Richard Lipton, Technical Director; Aubrey Smith, Lights; James Fasino, Mike Messina, Gary Roth, Camera; Charles Rini, Mark Robbins, Brian Osborn, Videotape; Dave Ganz, Video; Victor Tom, Audio; Damien Corrigan, CG; Lebe Besa, Production Assistant; Guillermo Ortiz, Floor Manager; Angela Zubrzycki, Assistant Director.
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