Africa: Millions Still Waiting for Aids Revolution
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
The fight against HIV/AIDS has been hailed as one of the most successful public health projects in human history, but teams from the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) see the revolution as unfulfilled for millions of people excluded from treatment.
Today, MSF launches a film series titled See What We See to counterbalance rhetoric presenting progress as all-pervasive and the fight against HIV/AIDS as almost won.
Just one week before a pivotal pledging meeting for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria – hosted in the United States – MSF expresses concern that if donors fail to meet the Fund’s minimum US$15 billion replenishment target, some HIV/AIDS endemic countries may be left behind, crippling the momentum built over the last 12 years.