|The Determinants of the HIV/AIDS Epidemics in Europe: held in conjunction with the 12th World AIDS Conference (UNAIDS, 1998, 44 p.)|
June 28 - July 3, 1998
Hosted by the Marcel Meux Foundation
Veyrier du Lac, France
Monitoring the AIDS Pandemic (MAP) Network
MAP is a collegial network of internationally recognized technical experts seeking to assess the status and trends of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic. Created in 1996, MAP is jointly sponsored by its founding institutions:
Family Health International, funded by the
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The Frans-Xavier Bagnoud Center
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The Joint United Nations
MAPs more than 120 members in 40 countries are epidemiologists, modelers, economists, and social, behavioral, public health and international development specialists, recruited through a nomination process and currently guided by an Interim Global Steering Committee. MAP hopes to make its greatest impact by providing objective, timely and high-quality analyses of the most current information on the pandemic, for the improvement of prevention, care and social interventions worldwide.
MAP workshops and membership meetings are held in conjunction with regional and international HIV/AIDS conferences. This enables MAP to function on a small budget and to distribute results from its analyses promptly to conference participants.
AIDS service organizations and regional networks of people living with HIV/AIDS are invited to participate in MAP workshops. MAP works towards building consensus in an atmosphere of collegiality, cultural sensitivity, and mutual respect for conflicting points of view. It functions on the basis of volunteerism and personal and institutional contributions, with limited financial support from international organizations, including UNAIDS, and provides an independent perspective on issues raised by the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Publications and other work products arising from the work of the MAP Network are the sole responsibility of the Network. The contents of this report and other work products do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of MAPs founding and sponsoring institutions.
MAP Interim Steering Committee Members:
Karen Stanecki DeLay
MAP Interim Secretariat:
Frans-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights
Harvard School of Public Health
651 Huntington Avenue, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02115 U. S. A.
Telephone: +1 (617) 432-0656
Fax: +1 (617) 432-4310
E-mail: MAP@hsph.harvard.edu iv