NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’ Features Interview With World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Jong-Wook Lee
In an interview on NPR's "Morning Edition" today, World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Jong-Wook Lee discussed his goal of providing antiretroviral drugs to three million HIV-positive people in developing countries by 2005. Lee said that WHO must "sit down together with other stakeholders and member states" to develop a plan to address "gaps" in global treatment for HIV/AIDS, adding, "It is not just the issue of money, because clearly if all the money and all the drugs were available today, I doubt whether we could implement it right now because of the weak infrastructures, such as the shortage of nurses and doctors. It is more than just a funding issue" (Edwards, "Morning Edition," NPR, 7/29). The full segment is available online in RealPlayer.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.