Magic Numbers

For the past eight years, the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) has been [...]collecting data, running it through algorithms that produce more data, then delivering it to the South African National Department of Health. HE2RO’s information, empirical evidence of the effectiveness and cost of new and better ways to combat HIV/AIDS, is in some ways as instrumental among South African health policy makers as the new pharmaceuticals are for AIDS patients. Decision makers in both the National Department of Health and the Department of Treasury have used the data to frame an HIV program that treats almost two million people.

Tags: aids, hiv, sph, School of Public Health, global health, south africa, cghd, health economics, sydney rosen

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