‘Setback in Fight Against AIDS’

This week on The Diane Rehm Show, discussion revolved around the financial cost of slowing down the increase of AIDS related cases in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The Obama Administration pledge billions of dollars over the next five years, through The Global Health Initiative (GHI) which was recently scaled back by the global recession, and other domestic issues that currently pledge the U.S.  And some people, like Stephen Lewis, feel that the global financial situation has put the fight for AIDS on hold, and the Americans should hold up their end of promised funds.

However, the complexity of providing care and education while trying to manage the fallout of the global financial crisis is a large task to bear; even for the G8 nations.  And the reality is that human needs continue to grow, and governments in Sub-Saharan Africa continue to struggle.

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