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Medicines Without Doctors: Why the Global Fund Must Fund Salaries of Health Workers to Expand Aids Treatment

by Gorik Ooms; Marleen Temmerman; Wim van Damme

Apr 1, 2007

This article deals with the likely implications of the Global Fund for fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria insistence on strengthening of health systems and support for the health workforce to others. The authors argue that this could create a "Medicines without Doctors" situation in which the medicines to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria are available, but not the doctors or the nurses to prescribe those medicines adequately.