UNITAID Chair Discusses Innovative Financing In Forbes Interview
Forbes: U.N. Undersecretary Pioneers Invisible Way To End Poverty
“U.N. Undersecretary Philippe Douste-Blazy has been on a mission to help people around the world who are suffering beyond comprehension. His UNITAID organization has made material progress raising over $2 billion through micro-levies on airlines tickets that have gone to fight HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. His goal is to roll this out globally and assist the vast population that struggles each day for survival in extreme poverty…” (Forbes, 7/20).