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In Africa, we must do the most good with each pound spent on Aids-HIV

2012-11-08

Article in The Guardian by Bjørn Lomborg.

With donor money to fight HIV and Aids falling, spending in sub-Saharan Africa must be targeted to get the best results.

There are few global issues more urgent or devastating than the toll of HIV and Aids in Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa has 10% of the world's population but is home to 70% of those living with HIV and Aids. The problem is neither beaten nor going away: new infections continue to outpace the number of people put on treatment. Across Africa, the disease is estimated to have reduced average national growth rates by 2-4 percentage points a year.

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