One World Beat Global Music Festival To Benefit Group Providing Treatment for Children Living With HIV/AIDS
The Second Annual One World Beat Global Music Festival, which is scheduled for March 19 through March 21 at sites around the world, will benefit Keep a Child Alive, a new initiative established by Artists Against AIDS Worldwide, the Pak Tribune reports. The initiative's goal is to provide antiretroviral drugs to children living with HIV/AIDS in developing countries. Leigh Blake, co-founder and executive director of Keep a Child Alive, said, "As the HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to spread throughout the world, many people and especially children in developing nations are dying because they cannot afford the medicine that will keep them alive. ... This event will help bring much needed awareness of the global AIDS epidemic and its effect on families as well as financial support for those who need it desperately." The festival will feature performances of many different music genres in many countries around the world (Pak Tribune, 1/28).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.