IRIN PlusNews HIV/AIDS News and information service | Southern Africa | AFRICA: Economic development as an AIDS antidote | Care Treatment, Prevention Research, Other | Daily
Sunday 18 December 2005
Home About PlusNews Country Profiles News Briefs Special Reports Subscribe Archive IRINnews


East Africa
Great Lakes
Horn of Africa
Southern Africa
West Africa
RSS - News Briefs


PlusNews E-mail Subscription

AFRICA: Economic development as an AIDS antidote

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 18 August (PLUSNEWS) - Economic development might be Africa's best weapon against HIV/AIDS says an expert from the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI), a leading US think-tank.

According to James Glassman, a resident fellow at AEI, this was particularly true because the infrastructure needed to prevent and manage AIDS on the continent was "pitifully lacking".

However, he noted that creating infrastructure and promoting economic development on the continent "will take decades".

A New Hampshire newspaper, The Union Leader, quoted Glassman as saying, "In the meantime, Africans need emergency help ... but, unfortunately, publicity-seekers, thieves and ideologues abound in the world of AIDS relief, and they are damaging the overall effort."



Recent AFRICA Reports
IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 264, 16 December 2005,  16/Dec/05
Children suffer despite growing humanitarian efforts - UNICEF,  15/Dec/05
New drugs urgently needed,  14/Dec/05
Effective AIDS response needs more than abstinence,  9/Dec/05
IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 263, 9 December 2005,  9/Dec/05
Le portail d'informations générales de la Côte d’Ivoire
Sida Info Services
Le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le SIDA, la tuberculose et le paludisme
Le Réseau Afrique 2000
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria

PlusNews does not take responsibility for info in links supplied.

[Back] [Home Page]

Click here to send any feedback, comments or questions you have about PlusNews Website or if you prefer you can send an Email to Webmaster

Copyright © IRIN 2005
The material contained on comes to you via IRIN, a UN humanitarian news and information service, but may not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies.
All PlusNews material may be reposted or reprinted free-of-charge; refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use. IRIN is a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.