This study was prepared by a team led by Joana Godinho. Background papers were prepared by the following co-authors: Epidemiological Overview of HIV/AIDS and STIs in Central Asia by Adrian Renton; The Economic Consequences of HIV in Central Asia by Viatcheslav Vinogradov; Strategic and Regulatory Framework in Central Asia by Thomas Novotny; Stakeholder Analysis and Institutional Assessment by Mary-Jane Rivers and George Gotsadze; and the Communication Plan by Mario Bravo. Elina Manjieva assisted the preparation of the paper for publication.1
The team would like to acknowledge the contribution of James Cercone to the identification of key emerging issues on HIV/AIDS in Central Asia, Andrew Amato-Gauci and Nina Kerimi for their contribution to the stakeholder analysis and institutional assessment in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan respectively, and Dorothée Eckertz for preparing the tables on funding of HIV/AIDS Programs in Central Asia. In addition, Baktybek Zhumadil, Dinara Djoldosheva, Asel Sargaldakova, Natalia Turchina, Jamshed Khasanov, Janna Yunusova, Janna Yusupjanova, Dilnara Isamiddinova, and Gulnora Kamilova provided data and organized meetings with counterparts and other stakeholders in their respective countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
The study team is thankful to James Christopher Lovelace, Country Manager in the Kyrgyz Republic, and Armin Fidler, Sector Manager, for their comments and support; to the Study Peer Reviewers—Martha Ainsworth (OED) and Nina Schwalbe (QSI)—for their helpful insights; to Martin Hall, from the Imperial College in London, for his comments on the study of the potential economic impact of the epidemic; and to all other colleagues that have contributed with their helpful comments to the final report.
The study team is grateful to the Governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan for their openness, which made this and other Central Asia AIDS and TB studies possible. The team is especially grateful to the Ministries of Health, Justice, Internal Affairs and Finances; AIDS Centers from Central Asian countries; as well as to all regional partners and NGOs that provided data and participated in meetings to discuss the main issues identified.
|The World Bank|
|Vice President||:||Shigeo Katsu|
|Country Director||:||Dennis de Tray|
|Sector Director||:||Charles Griffin|
|Sector Manager||:||Armin Fidler|
|Task Team Leader||:||Joana Godinho|
1. Joana Godinho is a Senior Health Specialist at the Human Development Department of the World Bank. Adrian Renton is a Reader in Social Medicine, Department of Social Science and Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine. Viatcheslav Vinogradov is a Professor at the Center for Economic Research & Graduate Education, Czech Economic Institute. Thomas Novotny is the Director of International Educational Programs, Institute for Global Health, School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Mary-Jane Rivers is a Social Scientist at Delta Networks, New Zealand. George Gotsadze is the Director of Curatio International Foundation, Georgia. Mario Bravo is a Senior Communications Officer at the External Department of the World Bank.