World bank has launched a new global plan to strengthen the Bank's response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic at country, regional, and global levels.
The strategy, launched on the eve of the world AIDS day will provide support through non-interest lending grants, analysis, technical support and policy dialogue.
The Bank will remain one of the major financers of AIDS work in developing and middle-income countries.
It will ensure that key funding decisions are based on reliable evidence of risk vulnerability, epidemiology, impact evaluation, as well as making sure that HIV/AIDS programs reach out effectively to women, young people, minority, and high-risk groups.
The Bank will also continue to mainstream HIV/AIDS issues into key sectors such as education, transport, infrastructure, gender, youth, legal and the private sector.
The World Bank is one of the founding co-sponsors of UNAIDS, which is a joint venture of the UN family, bringing together the efforts and resources of ten UN system organizations.
The Bank has also played an integral part in lowering the cost of AIDS drugs in developing countries along with the Clinton Foundation, the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria and UNICEF