Issues / Health
Veterans of the Iraq War return home to face the friendly fire of an indifferent Pentagon and Veterans Administration.
China's growing economic power and global presence coincide with severe economic and social challenges at home.
AIDS information is absorbed through a mesh of stereotypes that make human misery seem like a natural condition of life in Africa.
Did arrogance cost lives?
Although the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial failed to produce a new round of trade expansion, prior commitments made by countries in the Uruguay Round (which launched the WTO in 1994) meant that negotiations would continue in 2000 to liberalize both agricultural trade and trade in services.
Compulsory licensing and parallel importing policies could help developing country governments make essential medicines more affordable to their citizens.
The U.S. is pushing a negotiating agenda for the FTAA that would dramatically limit each countrys ability to undertake compulsory licensing, an important tool to promote generic competition.
The UN estimates that Africa will need $3 billion just for basic treatment and prevention programs, yet the U.S. and other Western countries donated only $300 million in assistance in 2000.
Former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher has likened the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa to the plague that decimated Europe in the fourteenth century.
There are some people in the world's wealthy countries who forecast that 2005 will be a decisive year for Africa.