‘Aggressive,’ ‘Sustained’ Investment In Global Health R&D Critical To Accelerating Progress On HIV/AIDS

STAT: Don’t let HIV ravage a generation poised to transform Africa
Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“…[W]e must find new and better ways to dramatically accelerate progress on HIV/AIDS and start to turn ideas into solutions more quickly. That demands aggressive, sustained investment in global health research and development into new methods for preventing HIV by governments, private enterprise, and philanthropic foundations … If we keep doing the same things, the same way, we run the serious risk of a resurgent HIV/AIDS epidemic that will rob people in the world’s poorest places of the chance for long, healthy, productive lives — that’s the peril. The potential is that discovering, developing, and delivering more effective treatments and prevention methods for HIV/AIDS will unleash healthy, thriving young populations that will build healthy, thriving economies” (9/18).