Charities ‘Striving To Turn Around’ Donor Fatigue in Fight Against AIDS Pandemic, New York Times Reports
In a special section titled "Giving," the New York Times today profiles the efforts of charities that are "striving to turn around" the public's feelings of helplessness and fatigue toward the fight against AIDS. Organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which recently donated $100 million to fight AIDS in India, and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation are adding "a message of hope to the landscape of despair" through donations that could save "millions more lives" and provide assistance to orphans and teenagers who are HIV-negative and pregnant women who are HIV-positive, the Times reports (McNeil, New York Times, 11/18). Furthermore, many U.S. AIDS organizations that provide services domestically are beginning to "extend their efforts overseas," according to the Times. For example, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation is donating $1 million to establish the Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, which supports programs for HIV treatments and medical development in Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda. In addition, the AIDS Action Committee is providing technical assistance for two years to the Coping Center for People With AIDS in Botswana (Kirby, New York Times, 11/18). These two articles, as well as two other articles, titled "Trendy Condoms, Serious Medicine" and "For Children Left Behind, a Place to Feel at Home," are 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.