Philadelphia Inquirer Features Interview With Bono Discussing Efforts To Fight AIDS, Poverty
The Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday featured an interview with Irish rock star Bono, who on Sunday in Philadelphia launched the ONE Campaign. The campaign aims to urge politicians to support the fight against HIV/AIDS and "engage one million people, one percent of the American electorate" in that effort, according to Bono (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/20). The ONE Campaign petition says, "We recognize that a pact including such measures as fair trade, debt relief, fighting corruption and targeting an additional 1% of the U.S. budget towards providing basic needs -- education, health, clean water, food and care for orphans -- would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the poorest countries. We commit ourselves -- one person, one voice, one vote at a time -- to make a better, safer world for all" (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 5/18). "No matter who you are, you're completely upended when you learn the statistics about AIDS, when you realize that 7,000 people die every day for lack of drugs you could get around the corner, drugs that are not that expensive to produce," Bono said (Philadelphia Inquirer, 5/20). The complete interview 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.