Aids In Africa

Horrors in the news Action on Imagine 40 million hungry and destitute orphans in sub-Saharan Africa by the year 2010 roaming the streets without schooling and work, prime candidates for the criminal gangs, marauding militias and child armies that have slaughtered and mutilated tens of thousands of civilians in countries like sierra Leone and Liberia in the last decade. This is the kind of nightmare that prompted the united nations security council to convene yesterday for an unprecedented examination of health issue- the global spread of ADIS, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where experts predict that more people will die off AIDS, in the next decade than have died in all the wars of ...

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people will die in the next decade. The united nations has called the spread of "The worst infectious disease catastrophe since the bubonic plague," which killed one- third of Europe's population in the 14th century. For these people aids is not just a humanitarian problem. It is as Vice president Al Gore argued in a forceful speech to the security council yesterday, a 'security crisis" in attacking the young it saps work forces, undermining economic development and political stability. Aids have killed disproportionately high numbers of teachers, doctors, and nurses. The administration is seeking 325million from congress in next year's budget to combat AIDS abroad, an increase of 100 million from current levels. The added funding would support education and prevention programs, community based, blood screening and testing, and special care for orphans. Increased funding is surely welcome, but this figure is woefully inadequate when measured against the scale of the problem. The ...

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