Malaria and HIV/AIDS interactions and their implications for public health policy
Report of a technical consultation, 23-25 June 2004
This technical consultation was the first meeting of international experts assessing the impact of interactions between malaria and HIV on the health of people affected by both diseases. The meeting was a major step in identifying implications of such interactions for research, public health policy and health service delivery. The challenge is to combine activities to control malaria and HIV at various levels of the health system, tailor responses to community needs, and optimize the use of scarce resources for integrated service delivery. There are many opportunities for synergism, in particular at a time of growing political and financial commitment to reduce the burden of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.