Estimating resource needs for HIV/AIDS health care services in low-income and middle-income countries

Stefano Bertozzi, Juan Pablo Gutierrez, Marjorie Opuni, Neff Walker, Bernhard Schwartländer

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As funding mechanisms like the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria increasingly make funding decisions on the basis of burden of disease estimates and financial need calculations, the importance of reliable and comparable estimating methods is growing. This paper presents a model for estimating HIV/AIDS health care resource needs in low- and middle-income countries. The model presented was the basis for the United Nations' call for US$ 9.2 billion to address HIV/AIDS in developing countries by 2005 with US$ 4.4 billion to address HIV/AIDS health care and the rest to deal with HIV/AIDS prevention. The model has since been updated and extended to produce estimates for 2007. This paper details the methods and assumptions used to estimate HIV/AIDS health care financial needs and it discusses the limitations and data needs for this model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-200
Number of pages12
JournalHealth policy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2004



  • AIDS
  • Economics
  • Financing
  • HIV
  • Health care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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