Recurrent costs of HIV/AIDS-related health services in Rwanda: implications for financing
by Wilm Quentin, Hans-Helmut König, Jean-Olivier Schmidt and Andreas Kalk
Tropical Medicine & International Health, Vol. 13 Issue 10, pp. 1245-1256 (20 August 2008)
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Health Care in general and antiretroviral therapy (ART) more specifically is unaffordable for the vast majority of Rwandan people living with HIV/AIDS. Adequate resources need to be provided not only for ART but also to assure treatment of opportunistic infections and other pathologies. While risk-pooling may play a limited role in the national response to HIV/AIDS, considering the general level of poverty of the Rwandan population, no appreciable alternative to continued donor funding exists for the foreseeable future.