Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Too Scary for Words

I wish I hadn't read this piece from Martin Wolf at the Financial Times: http://tinyurl.com/cmrlma. The implications for Africa and the fight against AIDS are profound. The idea that the West (or China, or Bill Gates) is going to swoop in and save the continent, or put tens of millions of people on life-long drug regimens, seems even less plausible today than it was a year ago. We must enter an era that prizes approaches derived from Africa, and that spends money as wisely, frugally and effectively as possible. One lesson of the past year: The money pit is not bottomless. Solutions must be sustainable.

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