U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Discusses Access to Antiretroviral Drugs in IRIN/AllAfrica.com Interview
U.N. Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis in an interview with IRIN/AllAfrica.com that was posted on Thursday discussed the World Health Organization's 3 by 5 Initiative. Lewis said the initiative and WHO's prequalification process for antiretroviral drugs "are among the most dramatic and visionary interventions of any made by the U.N." He also said he has a "cautious optimism that we're about to see a significant jump" in financial and other resources dedicated to the HIV/AIDS pandemic (IRIN/AllAfrica.com, 12/16). 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.