Washington Post Profiles O’Neill, Bono Before African Trip
The Washington Post today profiles Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and Irish rock star Bono, saying that while the pair's fact-finding mission to Africa next week might be called "Mr. Hardhead and Mr. Bleeding-Heart Go to Africa," the two will travel to Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa and Uganda, are "at pains to play down their differences" (Blustein, Washington Post, 5/17). O'Neill and Bono are traveling to sub-Saharan Africa to focus attention and resources on the continent, which is plagued by poverty and disease. They plan to visit schools, World Bank development sites and HIV/AIDS clinics (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 5/14). In an interview with the Post, O'Neill said, "I know that our traveling together has raised some eyebrows. I hope it also raises interest in getting serious about achieving real improvements in the lives of the people of Africa. For too long, we've seen too little progress" (Washington Post, 5/17). The full article is available online.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.