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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 10:34 AM

World Aids Day: ‘Turning the tide will fail if funding is not increased’


(Independent UK) Three decades on from the start of the Aids pandemic, the main global agencies are uncertain whether to be cheerful or gloomy about prospects for the worst disease of modern times .

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids), a collective of 11 UN groups, is bullish, announcing a more than 50 per cent drop in new infections across 25 countries since 2001, and an "unprecedented acceleration" in the response. An extra 59 per cent of patients have been put on anti-retroviral drugs in the past two years, and deaths from Aids in sub-Saharan Africa have fallen by a third since 2006.

Malawi is the star performer, with a 73 per cent fall in new infections, and Botswana, Namibia and Zambia have all more than halved their rates, proving that a combination of drugs, condom distribution and safe-sex messages can work.

However, One – the global advocacy movement co-founded by rock star and campaigner Bono – says there is a $6bn annual funding gap for Aids programmes and warns that efforts to "turn the tide on the Aids pandemic will fail unless funding, co-ordination and political will … are stepped up". ......................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/world-aids-day-turning-the-tide-will-fail-if-funding-is-not-increased-8372622.html



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Sat Dec 1, 2012, 01:11 PM

1. we can't NOT tax the rich. there is no other way to get to where they claim

they want to go. hell. kill all the bush tax cuts.

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