Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

WHO Chief Presses Rich Nations for More AIDS Cash (hand me your wallet)
Yahoo! News ^ | Dec 07, 2003

Posted on 12/07/2003 2:40:33 PM PST by traumer

BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organization (news - web sites) on Sunday urged rich nations to provide more money to fight AIDS (news -web sites), which is devastating African nations.

WHO Director General Jong-Wook Lee called on Britain, Japan and Scandinavian nations in particular to donate more money to the organization's global push against the disease, estimated to be killing 8,000 people a day.

"The trend is more money is becoming available, we have to put in more requests and suggestions and pressure to the countries," said Lee, in Brazil for a global health conference.

He said "very urgent action and not the business-as-usual approach" was needed.

Funding to battle HIV (news - web sites)/AIDS has increased from $3.2 billion in 2002 to $4.7 billion but is still less than half the yearly total the United Nations (news - web sites) has called for to fight the epidemic and provide drugs to treat people infected by HIV.

The WHO earlier this month unveiled plans to rush life-saving antiretroviral (ARV) AIDS drugs to 3 million of the world's poor by 2005 and train 10,000 health workers.

Lee said HIV had now infected nearly 40 percent of people in Botswana and half the population would die of AIDS unless urgent action was taken. Life expectancy in Mozambique is expected to fall to 27 years due to the disease.

In 2002 around $1 billion was spent on fighting HIV and AIDS in Africa, which is thought to have nearly 30 million of the 40 million people infected by the disease.

The United States has promised $15 billion over five years to combat AIDS, especially in Africa. It has come under fire for only earmarking $2 billion for the program next year.

Earlier this year, Britain said it would give a global AIDS fund $280 million through to 2008 after initially pledging $200 million for five years in 2001.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aids; consequences; grids; sin; who
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-47 next last
Paging singer Bono....
1 posted on 12/07/2003 2:40:34 PM PST by traumer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: traumer
Change the behavior that spreads the AIDs. It's free.
Maybe pay to educate the uninformed in other countries about the consequences of homosexualitry. That should cost billions less.
Just say no to gays. It's easy.
2 posted on 12/07/2003 2:44:54 PM PST by concerned about politics ( "Satire". It's Just "Satire.".......So it is.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traumer
well dont ask ted turner, isnt he a big depopulation buff?
3 posted on 12/07/2003 2:48:20 PM PST by isom35
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: concerned about politics
"Change the behavior that spreads the AIDs. it's free."

I was just thinking the same thing as I was reading this. Educate these people!!!
4 posted on 12/07/2003 2:57:55 PM PST by Arpege92
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: traumer
WHO Chief Presses Rich Nations for More AIDS Cash

What? Again?? Oh, that's right. Last month it was the UN saying the rich nations needed to pony up more to 'fight AIDS'. How about "presses" to fight malaria or diarrhea? I'll bet these two beauties kill a whole lot more people in 3rd world countries than AIDS.

5 posted on 12/07/2003 3:00:21 PM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: traumer

6 posted on 12/07/2003 3:00:59 PM PST by concerned about politics ( "Satire". It's Just "Satire.".......So it is.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: concerned about politics
>Maybe pay to educate the uninformed in other countries >about the consequences of homosexualitry. That should cost >billions less.
>Just say no to gays. It's easy.

This is the kind of moronic crap that libs have a point on.
AIDS is spread through more than homosexual activity, why don't you take a class on it that has been updated since 1985.
7 posted on 12/07/2003 3:01:24 PM PST by sunryse
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: concerned about politics
you can not educate most of them. they belief the witch doctor>
8 posted on 12/07/2003 3:07:12 PM PST by camas
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: sunryse
This is the kind of moronic crap that libs have a point on. AIDS is spread through more than homosexual activity, why don't you take a class on it that has been updated since 1985.

No, it's spread by homosexuals and those who engage in behavior similar to homosexuals, as in bisexualism.
Read up, my friend.
You've been listening to way too much PC "It's normal" propaganda. We live in 2003 now. The thought police are gone.

9 posted on 12/07/2003 3:07:41 PM PST by concerned about politics ( "Satire". It's Just "Satire.".......So it is.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: sunryse
Yeah...it's spread through NEEDLES AND homosexual activity....it's NOT spread through monogomous sexual activity. GET IT? MORE money is spent on AIDS stuff than on HEART DISEASE, etc......where MORE PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED.
10 posted on 12/07/2003 3:08:53 PM PST by goodnesswins (A man who will fight for nothing, will NEVER be free.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: sunryse
. This is the kind of moronic crap that libs have a point on.

You'll catch on soon enough newbie. Stick around a while.

11 posted on 12/07/2003 3:09:23 PM PST by concerned about politics ( "Satire". It's Just "Satire.".......So it is.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: traumer
I wonder . . . is anyone auditing these accounts any better than they did the "oil for food" accounts that the UN got rich off of?
12 posted on 12/07/2003 3:11:08 PM PST by geedee (I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sunryse
I'm ready for that class, Professor.

While you're at it, enlighten me as to why we should throw money at superstitious wackos who have sex with little girls in order to keep the boogerman away....
13 posted on 12/07/2003 3:39:43 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered. )
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: sunryse
This is the kind of moronic crap that libs have a point on.

AIDS is spread through more than homosexual activity, why don't you take a class on it that has been updated since 1985.

The chances of contracting HIV from a promiscuous homosexual lifestyle are much higher than the chances of contracting HIV from a promiscuous heterosexual lifestyle.

No offense, but why don't you take a class on it that isn't taught by a liberal professor?

14 posted on 12/07/2003 3:43:19 PM PST by MegaSilver
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: MegaSilver
Why with the various problems in the world with other diseases and poverty would any legitimate organization throw any money at AIDs? The only way AIDs will be wiped out is when the death rate gets high enough to frighten the participants into quitting their life-style.
15 posted on 12/07/2003 4:00:24 PM PST by meenie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: meenie
But it won't scare them, because Leftists are a true DeathCult.
16 posted on 12/07/2003 4:11:11 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered. )
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: meenie
The only way AIDs will be wiped out is when the death rate gets high enough to frighten the participants into quitting their life-style.

I think the death rate among HIV patients is a pretty solid 90-100%.

17 posted on 12/07/2003 4:21:03 PM PST by MegaSilver
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: MegaSilver
>The chances of contracting HIV from a promiscuous >homosexual lifestyle are much higher than the chances of >contracting HIV from a promiscuous heterosexual lifestyle.

No, you are incorrect. AIDS is spread faster through homosexual activity because of the anal sex. Not to mention that male homosexuals are uh, on the giving end, so the bodily fluid is LEFT in the other person. Lesbians have the lowest incidence of AIDS. Surely it isn't because of the lifestyle, right? (sarcasm at your homophobia) The virus is spread more easily through anal sex, even HETEROSEXUAL anal sex. Furthermore, AIDS spreads through HETEROSEXUAL sex as well as homosexual. (Anal, vaginal or oral, it's just harder to get from a female than from a male) Even if your theory is correct (which it isn't), heterosexuals wouldn't be getting if they weren't having UNPROTECTED sex period. With Bisexual people or otherwise. And we won't go into HETEROSEXUAL drug users. Liberal professors have nothing to do with it. Get yourself an education, liberal or conservative have nothing to do with the medical side of AIDS.
18 posted on 12/07/2003 5:04:02 PM PST by sunryse
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: concerned about politics
>No, it's spread by homosexuals and those who engage in >behavior similar to homosexuals, as in bisexualism.

So you are saying it's spread by PEOPLE? Noone is denying that homosexual get AIDS, but to blame homosexuals for the entire AIDS problem is ludicrous and just plain stupid.

>You've been listening to way too much PC "It's normal" >propaganda. We live in 2003 now. The thought police are >gone.

What does normal or not normal have to do with anything? To say that homosexuals are the cause, reason for the spread of AIDS is beyond moronic. If that's the case, tell that to all the heterosexuals who have it. It merely spreads faster in those who practice ANAL SEX. Hetero or Homo.
19 posted on 12/07/2003 5:08:16 PM PST by sunryse
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: goodnesswins
>Yeah...it's spread through NEEDLES AND homosexual >activity....it's NOT spread through monogomous sexual >activity. GET IT?

Oh Dear God. I am a conservative. There are many sterotypes of conservatives and you people are filling every damn one of them.

So what you are saying is that two HIV negative men get involved in a MONOGAMOUS relationship, they will all of a sudden GET AIDS? Think LOGICAL people, for crying out loud. PROMISCOUS BEHAVIOR SPREADS AIDS, UNPROTECTED SEX SPREADS AIDS. Whether HOMO OR HETERO!!
20 posted on 12/07/2003 5:10:56 PM PST by sunryse
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-47 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson