UN Says Mother-Child HIV Can Be Eliminated By 2015

The United Nations says mother-to-child HIV transmission can be eliminated by 2015 if health programs receive increased investments as planned.

Michel Sidibe, the head of UNAIDS, appealed to government and private donors to keep investing in the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Michel D. Kazatchkine, the Global Fund's executive director, said Monday "it is also now possible to imagine a world with no more malaria deaths."

The Global Fund is meeting in The Hague, Netherlands, on March 24 to examine how it can meet its goals eliminating or reducing instances of the three diseases by 2015.

It estimates that between $13-20 billion are needed for the period 2011-2013.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2010 at 03:39 PM
    Is this a FACT or a THEORY?This sounds like OBONGA. TRUST ME.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 8, 2010 at 10:14 AM
    I agree trusting them to get rid of something as great as Mother-Child HIV being eliminated? They don't know that. I am thinking its more to it than that. I don't like it.
  • by Ted Location: Grimesland on Mar 8, 2010 at 06:32 AM
    I wouldn't trust the UN to fix a flat, let alone HIV or anything else for that matter. This organization exists purely to siphon money from the US. It has no other useful function.
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