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Article by Lomborg and Piot in the Wall Street Journal

2011-10-06

OPINION SEPTEMBER 27, 2011. Rethinking the Fight Against AIDS

With funding down, it is critical to identify those measures that achieve the most results for the money spent.

BY BJØRN LOMBORG AND PETER PIOT

After a decade of unprecedented increases in donor funding and a corresponding 17% decline world-wide in the number of new infections, the fight against HIV is losing momentum. UNAIDS reported a 10% drop in funding from 2009-10. The U.S. Congress is clamoring for further cuts to the foreign aid budget. European governments are reducing funding commitments in the wake of fiscal crises. And in sub-Saharan Africa, the countries worst affected by AIDS have failed to live up to their commitment a decade ago in the Abuja Declaration to increase health spending to 15% of GDP. (...) 

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