The movement to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 has not only rallied global health and development organizations, but has also gained the support of governments and the private sector. But how can the global development community push on to achieve such a feat?
By viewing health as an investment, not a cost, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé told Devex Associate Editor Richard Jones on the sidelines of European Development Days 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.
Sidibé said the Ebola crisis in West Africa illustrates how health issues can have severe economic implications. Sierra Leone, for example, previously had double-digit economic growth before the crisis, but now registers negative growth.
Watch the clip above to learn more about how technology and public-private collaboration can help end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.