US to spend $50 billion worldwide for AIDS

by hkhatri on Feb 27, 2008      Category: Governance Tags: health africa aids

Lawmakers say they have reached agreement with the White House to spend $50 billion over the next five years to fight the AIDs epidemic in Africa and other regions. That's more than triple the current spending level.

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The local governments in these areas also need to come out with good policies to make use of the funding. Promoting the use of condoms, handling prostitution, etc. A lot of these problems actually also emerge from stupid cultural practices, especially in India, and the government's attitude towards brushing these problems under the carpet does not help at all.

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