Challenge and co-operation: civil society activism for access to HIV treatment in Thailand.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/71896
Title:
Challenge and co-operation: civil society activism for access to HIV treatment in Thailand.
Authors:
Ford, N; Wilson, D; Cawthorne, P; Kumphitak, A; Kasi-Sedapan, S; Kaetkaew, S; Teemanka, S; Donmon, B; Preuanbuapan, C
Journal:
Tropical Medicine & International Health
Abstract:
Civil society has been a driving force behind efforts to increase access to treatment in Thailand. A focus on HIV medicines brought civil society and non-governmental and government actors together to fight for a single cause, creating a platform for joint action on practical issues to improve care for people with HIV/AIDS (PHA) within the public health system. The Thai Network of People with HIV/AIDS, in partnership with other actors, has provided concrete support for patients and for the health system as a whole; its efforts have contributed significantly to the availability of affordable generic medicines, early treatment for opportunistic infections, and an informed and responsible approach towards antiretroviral treatment that is critical to good adherence and treatment success. This change in perception of PHA from 'passive receiver' to 'co-provider' of health care has led to improved acceptance and support within the healthcare system. Today, most PHA in Thailand can access treatment, and efforts have shifted to supporting care for excluded populations.
Affiliation:
Médecins Sans Frontières, Bangkok, Thailand. david.wilson.thai@gmail.com
Publisher:
Published by Wiley-Blackwell
Issue Date:
Mar-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/71896
DOI:
10.1111/j.1365-3156.2009.02218.x
PubMed ID:
19207173
Additional Links:
http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/tmi
Language:
en
ISSN:
1365-3156
Appears in Collections:
HIV/AIDS

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFord, N-
dc.contributor.authorWilson, D-
dc.contributor.authorCawthorne, P-
dc.contributor.authorKumphitak, A-
dc.contributor.authorKasi-Sedapan, S-
dc.contributor.authorKaetkaew, S-
dc.contributor.authorTeemanka, S-
dc.contributor.authorDonmon, B-
dc.contributor.authorPreuanbuapan, C-
dc.date.accessioned2009-06-30T09:31:36Z-
dc.date.available2009-06-30T09:31:36Z-
dc.date.issued2009-03-
dc.identifier.citationChallenge and co-operation: civil society activism for access to HIV treatment in Thailand. 2009, 14 (3):258-66 Trop. Med. Int. Healthen
dc.identifier.issn1365-3156-
dc.identifier.pmid19207173-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-3156.2009.02218.x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/71896-
dc.description.abstractCivil society has been a driving force behind efforts to increase access to treatment in Thailand. A focus on HIV medicines brought civil society and non-governmental and government actors together to fight for a single cause, creating a platform for joint action on practical issues to improve care for people with HIV/AIDS (PHA) within the public health system. The Thai Network of People with HIV/AIDS, in partnership with other actors, has provided concrete support for patients and for the health system as a whole; its efforts have contributed significantly to the availability of affordable generic medicines, early treatment for opportunistic infections, and an informed and responsible approach towards antiretroviral treatment that is critical to good adherence and treatment success. This change in perception of PHA from 'passive receiver' to 'co-provider' of health care has led to improved acceptance and support within the healthcare system. Today, most PHA in Thailand can access treatment, and efforts have shifted to supporting care for excluded populations.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPublished by Wiley-Blackwellen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/tmien
dc.rightsArchived on this site with the kind permission of Wiley-Blackwell, [url]http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/tmi[/url]en
dc.subject.meshAnti-HIV Agentsen
dc.subject.meshCooperative Behavioren
dc.subject.meshDelivery of Health Careen
dc.subject.meshGovernmenten
dc.subject.meshHIV Infectionsen
dc.subject.meshHealth Promotionen
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Accessibilityen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshPatient Advocacyen
dc.subject.meshPublic Healthen
dc.subject.meshThailanden
dc.titleChallenge and co-operation: civil society activism for access to HIV treatment in Thailand.en
dc.contributor.departmentMédecins Sans Frontières, Bangkok, Thailand. david.wilson.thai@gmail.comen
dc.identifier.journalTropical Medicine & International Healthen

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