U.S. Should Contribute More Money to Global Fund, Editorial Says
President Bush "deserves credit" for his pledge to commit $15 billion to global HIV/AIDS relief over five years, but "[m]ore U.S. dollars need to be steered toward the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria," an Orlando Sentinel editorial says. The fund is "facing a financial shortfall," and U.S. dollars are "critical" because they spur other countries to match donations, according to the editorial. Defeating the epidemic "is not just a moral obligation. It's an investment in global and national security" the editorial says, concluding, "In confronting a worldwide scourge such as AIDS, international cooperation is invaluable" (Orlando Sentinel, 12/6).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.