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HIV/AIDS in MENA : assessment and policy recommendations (English)

The HIV pandemic in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region continues as one of the most devastating health crises ever. The recent regional HIV/AIDS epidemiological synthesis report entitled characterizing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa: Time for strategic action, provides the scientific basis for the policy recommendations detailed here and provides policy makers with an overview of the specific character of the HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome) epidemic in the MENA region. ... See More +

Brief 59410 NOV 01, 2010

Ayodeji Akala, Francisca; Wilson, David; Tawil, Ousama; Abu-Raddad, Laith; Semini, Iris; Riedner, Gabriele

Characterizing the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Middle East and North Africa : time for strategic action (English)

Despite a fair amount of progress on understanding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemiology globally, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the only region where knowledge of the epidemic continues to be very limited, and subject to much controversy. ... See More +

Publication 54889 JUN 04, 2010

Wilson, David; Abu-Raddad, Laith J.; Tawil, Ousama; Akala, Francisca Ayodeji; Semini, Iris; Riedner, Gabriele

Jordan quarterly update - fourth quarter 2005/first quarter 2006 : Jordan quarterly update (English)

In this edition: World Bank Contacts; Gender Entrepreneurship Markets; Recent Economic Developments; World Bank Opens a Public Information Center in Jordan; Jordan Successfully Utilizes World Bank Grant to Strengthen Capacity for Addressing Women's Health Issues; Bank Group Operations; News, Recent and Upcoming Activities; Recent World Bank Publications ... See More +

Newsletter 37134 OCT 01, 2005

Ayodeji Akala, Francisca; Akkaya, Sebnem; Attiga, Ahmed; Ellis, Amanda; Gamay, Sara; Bou Habib, Chadi; Mohamed, Saheen Sidi; Niethammer, Carmen; Warlop, Sophie

Preventing HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa - a window of opportunity (English)

This document presents the rationale for addressing HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region (including Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, the West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen), and the Bank's strategic choices in supporting countries to prevent the spread of the disease. ... See More +

Publication 34348 JAN 01, 2005

Ayodeji Akala, Francisca; Jenkins, Carol

Public health in the Middle East and North Africa : meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century (English)

This report documents the main highlights and findings from the Middle East Regional Symposium, "Meeting the Public Health Challenges of the 21st Century in the Middle East and North Africa/Eastern Mediterranean Region", held in Beirut in June 2002. ... See More +

Publication 29163 MAY 10, 2004

Akala, Francisca Ayodeji [editor]; Downing, Andrew; Sadrizadeh, Bijan; Claeson, Mariam; Karam, Hadia Samaha [editor]; Rawaf, Salman; Musgrove, Philip; Kickbusch, Ilona; Pierre-Louis, Anne M. [editor]; Jenkins, Carol; Salhab, Nisrine; Yartey, Juliana; Robalino, David