Tuesday, February 17, 2004

ENDING AIDS: ONE STEP FOR MAN...

South Africa's Mail & Guardian reports that the AIDS rate for youth (under 20) fell from 22% down to 15% since last November. How did they do it? An aggressive education and outreach programs to provide anti-retroviral drugs.

Of course, provision of AIDS medicine was only made possible through a concerted global campaign waged by civil society groups and despite the best efforts of PhRMA to equivocate on the language of the Doha ministerial declaration.

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