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Is the World Bank becoming obsolete?

news editor16 November 2012

Mr Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS,
delivering the UCL Lancet Lecture 2012.

Written by Helen Fry, a recent MSc graduate from the UCL Institute for Global Health.

The game of global health governance is changing, and if global health players such as the World Bank and the World Health Organization do not rethink themselves they will become obsolete, argued Michel Sidibé in the UCL Lancet Lecture 2012 on 13th November.

Drawing on his experience as Executive Director of UNAIDS, Sidibé outlined his vision of global health governance for the post-2015 development era.

Sidibé began by exploring the history of AIDS, which he described as “a journey from despair to hope”.

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