International Aid Organizations Run Ad Asking Bush, Congress To Fully Fund Global AIDS Initiative
Ten not-for-profit organizations yesterday published a full-page advertisement in Roll Call calling for $3 billion in funding for the global AIDS initiative. The ad is endorsed by George Rupp, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee; Paul Kennel, president of World Concern; Samuel Worthington, national executive director and CEO of Childreach; Nancy Aossey, president and CEO of the International Medical Corps; Richard Stearns, president and CEO of World Vision; Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO of Mercy Corps; Charles MacCormack, president and CEO of Save the Children; Raymond Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America; Peter Bell, president and CEO of CARE; and Pat Youri, executive director of the Hope for African Children Initiative. The advertisement says, "Mr. President and Members of Congress, thank you for your commitment to the world's poor by authorizing historic global AIDS legislation in May. Now, on behalf of the 14 million children orphaned by AIDS, we call upon you to fund AIDS appropriations at $3 billion for 2004, and dedicate 10% for the care of AIDS orphans and vulnerable children. The need is urgent. Together, we have the capacity to make a difference" (Ad text, Roll Call, 9/3).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.