Central Intelligence Agency Releases World Factbook 2001, Includes HIV/AIDS Statistics
The Central Intelligence Agency yesterday released its updated World Factbook 2001, the agency's "most popular and most widely disseminated product," according to a CIA release. The factbook, available in print and online, provides a "snapshot" of "wide-ranging, hard-to-locate" information -- such as geographic coordinates, economic statistics, political parties, mortality rates and illicit drugs -- for countries "from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe." This year, the guide also includes a subcategory on HIV/AIDS, which provides HIV/AIDS prevalence rates, number of people living with HIV/AIDS and the number of deaths due to AIDS-related complications. The resource is accessible online through the CIA's Web site.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.