Issues / Health
The recent South Asian tsunamis devastation has already claimed at least 144,000 lives, caused countless injuries and wiped out entire villages. Concern now turns to the escalating death count caused by the spread of disease.
With annual lending to Latin American countries surpassing $8 billion annually, the IDB has significant influence over the region’s economies.
Now, the hard work begins of pressuring leaders, including Bush and Congress, to make the actual content of U.S. proposals match the G8 summits lofty rhetoric.
he appointment of a former top executive of a major U.S. pharmaceutical company and major Republican contributor as President George W. Bush's global AIDS co-ordinator has stunned and outraged AIDS experts and activists.
Iraq demonstrates that the new U.S. approach to humanitarian action is unsustainable.
Africa and anti-AIDS activists complained after the vote that the bill retained serious flaws and warned that the $15 billion provided by the package still faces a number of legislative and executive obstacles before the money can actually be spent.
In a key victory for President George W. Bush and anti-AIDS activists, the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday approved a five-year, $15 billion package to fight HIV/AIDS in 14 African and Caribbean nations
There is skepticism around Bush's plan to prevent HIV infections, as stated in his latest State of the Union address.
Intended to stave off the embarrassment of coming empty-handed to a summit trumpeted as focusing on Africa, the White House initiative is in fact a cynical move to derail more effective action against AIDS.
It is high time that the primacy of national health policy over international agreements, including the WTO, be restored.