November 8, 2010

Focus on AIDS Prevents Curing One Billion People

Robin McKie, Guardian


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 Read Full Article ››


TAGGED: Trachoma, Filariasis, Bilharzia, Health Policy, Tuberculosis, Malaria, AIDS

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