U.S. Should Invest More In African AIDS Efforts
The Nation: The Campaign Against AIDS in Africa Is Saving Lives — So Why Isn’t the U.S. Investing More In It?
James North, reporter for The Nation on Africa, Asia, and Latin America
“…The campaign against AIDS in Africa has already set two world records. It is the most effective foreign aid program since the Marshall Plan helped rebuild Europe after World War II. It is also the largest single medical intervention ever. … Yet this victorious program, which spans an entire continent, is hardly getting any publicity at all. What’s worse, instead of building on this success, the Obama administration is flat-lining its budget request for next year … although even more Africans will need the life-saving drugs. … The Obama administration’s hesitance to ask for more money is a moral failure…” (5/2).