Confronting HIV/AIDS in Pingxiang, China (B)

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    Abstract:
    In 1997, when Dr. Li became head of the health department in Pingxiang, he began aggressively to provide information to officials about the dangers of HIV/AIDS and the ways in which this disease constituted a serious problem that went far beyond health issues alone. By 2000, Dr. Li knew that Pingxiang's efforts to prevent HIV/AIDS were falling far short. During the next years, marshalling assistance from other agencies, Dr. Li determinedly pursued two main goals: to educate the general population about HIV/AIDS and to target vulnerable groups such as injection drug users (IDU) and sex workers with specific prevention policies.

    Learning Objective:
    This case examines how these efforts were aided by the changing political climate at the central and provincial government levels and by the financial and technical assistance that international organizations increasingly provided to Pingxiang as its early efforts bore fruit.

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    Publication Date: March 21, 2006
    HKS Case Number: 1786.0
    Case Author: Nicole Szlezak
    Faculty Lead: Arnold Howitt
    Pages (incl. exhibits): 11
    Setting: Asia, China
    Language: English
    Funding Source: Tsinghua University, Center for Business and Government, John F. Kennedy SchoolÂ’s Student Internship Fund, Center for International Development, and Taubman Center for State and Local Government
    _year: 2000-2009
    _pages: 1-15
    _geography: Asia
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