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World Health Organization’s AIDS strategy a deadly failure, says think tank
Campaign for Fighting Diseases, 6-29-05

The Campaign for Fighting Diseases (CFD) seeks to raise awareness among policymakers and the wider public about the realities of diseases suffered in the poorest regions of the world and the need for effective and viable solutions for these diseases. CFD criticises the WHO for focusing on ARV treatment rather than prevention.

Encouraged by western activists and NGOs, the WHO has focused myopically on scaling up antiretroviral treatment for those already suffering from HIV/AIDS, while paying relatively little attention to preventing infections in the first place.
As a result of this gross strategic error, the global incidence of HIV/AIDS is rising faster than dilapidated African health systems can cope with. The WHO's ‘3 by 5’ programme is therefore contributing to the deepening of the AIDS crisis.


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