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Financing HIV/AIDS responses in Africa: Impact evidence from Uganda

Judith Kabajulizi and Mthuli Ncube ()

Journal of Policy Modeling, 2017, vol. 39, issue 5, 843-860

Abstract: Although HIV/AIDS has been tamed medically into a chronic disease through advances in treatment drugs, the full economic costs of keeping people on treatment and implementing prevention measures are still not fully quantified and are still unfolding. This paper assesses the long-term economic impact of domestic and external sources of financing HIV responses using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model. Taking Uganda as a case study for analysis, our study shows that increasing government HIV funding facilitates higher GPD growth and lower government debt relative to the baseline. Earmarked taxes and foreign-aid are potential sources of fiscal space for HIV.

Keywords: Economic development; HIV/AIDS; HIV financing; Computable general equilibrium; Uganda (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D58 I13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jpolmod.2017.08.003

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