November 8, 2010
Focus on AIDS Prevents Curing One Billion People
Robin McKie, Guardian
More than a billion victims of some of the world's most pernicious ailments could be treated with drugs that have annual costs of less than 30p a person.
However, the plight of these people is being neglected because resources are being monopolised in developing countries by three major conditions – HIV, malaria and TB – even though these diseases infect a much smaller fraction of their populations.
This is the warning of experts who say an opportunity to rid the planet of some of its worst scourges – including sleeping sickness, elephantiasis and river blindness – is being missed because of distorted
TAGGED: Trachoma, Filariasis, Bilharzia, Health Policy, Tuberculosis, Malaria, AIDS