Navigation Links
GAA Calls on President Obama to Make Good on His Nobel Peace Prize Speech
Date:12/10/2009

"...it is also true that security does not exist where human beings do not have access to enough food, or clean water, or the medicine they need to survive." - President Barack Obama

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Human Rights Day -- At his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in Oslo, Norway, this morning, President Barack Obama emphasized the importance of health and access to medicines for all people as a prerequisite to security. The President said:

"It is undoubtedly true that development rarely takes root without security; it is also true that security does not exist where human beings do not have access to enough food, or clean water, or the medicine they need to survive. It does not exist where children cannot aspire to a decent education or a job that supports a family. The absence of hope can rot a society from within."

GAA calls on the President to fully fund PEPFAR, the President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief at the levels he promised during his campaign, to fully fund the U.S. government's fair share contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and to make the first down payment on a Global Fund for Education - as promised during his campaign for the Presidency. [See fact sheet on broken campaign promises, below.]

"In the absence of increased funding for prevention, care, and treatment now, millions of people will die needlessly in the coming decades," said Dr. Paul Zeitz, executive director of the Global AIDS Alliance. "Scaling up prevention and treatment programs now will save lives, and assure the long-term security of dozens of those countries hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Education goes hand in hand with that, because we know that increased levels of education improve health and well-being," he said.

"There is growing discontent in the President's decision to flat line support for global AIDS programs. Just in the past few days, both conservative and progressive media have called attention to the President's moves to scale back and decentralize PEPFAR's pre-eminent role as the largest single source of funding for global AIDS," said Zeitz. "At a time when the World Health Organization is revising its AIDS treatment guidelines to extend life-saving medications to more people in order to save more lives, Mr. Obama's decision to flat line PEPFAR and the U.S. contribution to the Global Fund is both irresponsible and not aligned with scientific evidence that anti-retroviral treatment given to people earlier in the course of their disease progression is the right thing to do."

Sources for this story:

Summary of Recent Media Coverage Criticizing Obama AIDS Policies

http://www.globalaidsalliance.org/page/-/PDFs/GAA_MediaSources_ObamaCriticized_121009.pdf

President Obama's World AIDS Day 2009 Report Card: D+

http://www.healthgap.org/press/documents/WADreportcard.pdf

GAA Fact Sheet on Obama's Broken Promises

http://www.globalaidsalliance.org/page/-/PDFs/Broken_Promises_Factsheet_May_2009.pdf

SOURCE Global AIDS Alliance


'/>"/>
SOURCE Global AIDS Alliance
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Broad-based group of physicians calls for improvement in stroke treatment
2. Virginia Tech Review Panel Calls For Reform of Mental Health Treatment Law
3. HIDA Calls for Scrutiny of Group Purchasing Organization Distributor Fee Structure
4. Fairbank Farms Voluntarily Recalls 85% Ground Round Beef Patties Sold Fresh from Shaws Due to Possible Health Risk
5. Nuvelo Announces Upcoming Conference Calls, Webcasts and Conference Participation
6. AOA President Calls on Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP and Take Action to Ensure Health Care Coverage for All Americans
7. Center for Health Transformation Founder Newt Gingrich Calls on Congress to Pass a Clean SCHIP Six-Month Extension
8. Catholic Charities USA Calls on Congress and the President to Protect the Health of Children; Urges President Not to Veto Vitally Important Bill
9. Health IT Now! Coalition Calls on Congress to Pass Health Information Technology Legislation This Year
10. AARP Calls on Governor Schwarzenegger to Discourage Veto of SCHIP Expansion Bill
11. AARP Maryland Calls on President Bush Not to Veto SCHIP
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking ... American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical ... effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as ... City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In ... benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued ... Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited ... To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... client, The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at ... Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Issue 52" report to their offering. ... treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. ... base that will serve to drive considerable growth for effective ... serve to cap sales considerably, but development is still in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , , , WHEN: ... , , , , LOCATION: , , , Online, with ... , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s Global Vice ... Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program Manager , ... industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand spaces, such ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new ... affiliate in Latin America . ... ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: