Navigation Links
President Obama's Vague Mention of Global HIV/AIDS Fight and Infectious Disease Threats Lack Budget Commitment
Date:1/27/2010

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In tonight's State of the Union Address President Obama failed to announce any new approach to America's role in the world, instead sticking to vague rhetoric about development, the global HIV/AIDS crisis, and other global health priorities. "President Obama's track record on global development continues to be marked with vague rhetoric and limited action," stated Dr. Paul Zeitz, Executive Director of the Global AIDS Alliance.

Every minute that goes by is a missed opportunity to save a life and make the world more secure. During just the first hour of the President's State of the Union address, more than 200 people died from HIV/AIDS because they could not get lifesaving treatment.

"The need to fill in the gap between rhetoric and action is urgent.  Human lives and global security hang in the balance.  The U.S. already aggressively employs "Defense" and "Diplomacy" in its approach to national security.  To put our full weight behind a comprehensive and effective approach, it is imperative that President Obama's commitment to "Development" also be fully funded," stated Dr. Zeitz.

The facts are clear. Fully funding foreign development assistance is crucial to national security.  In order to eliminate havens of instability and terrorism, the US government must ramp up effective investment in eradicating poverty, controlling epidemic diseases, and expanded access to education around the world.  

  • The support of vaccine and immunization campaigns strengthens the social fabric of villages, countries and vulnerable regions, increasing their stability and security.
  • Providing access to medicines, family planning, and bolstering health systems helps communities and countries to stabilize – and does so more effectively than nearly any other investment.

While many of the President's policies reflect an important shift towards including development, his rhetoric tonight stuck to a tired old script. While Defense and Diplomacy are vital elements of America's national security strategy, Development is equally as vital and was given short shrift tonight.

"The global AIDS pandemic has not only undermined education, health systems, and economic growth, it has adversely affected policing, military capabilities and political legitimacy, all leading to destabilization.  It's time for this administration to do more than offer platitudes. It's time to match intention with investment by fully deploying a robust investment in 'Development,'" stated Dr. Zeitz.

Founded in 2001, the Global AIDS Alliance is committed to mobilizing the political will and financial resources needed to halt global HIV/AIDS and reduce its devastating effects.  GAA believes that effective AIDS advocacy must address the epidemic's fundamental links to poverty and social injustice, including gender inequality, lack of education, and violence against women and children.

SOURCE Global AIDS Alliance

RELATED LINKS
http://www.globalaidsalliance.org

'/>"/>

SOURCE Global AIDS Alliance
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Robert Naticchia Joins CONNEXION Healthcare as Executive Vice President, Client Services
2. William H. Foster Succeeds Califano as President and CEO of CASA*
3. Statement From the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living in Anticipation of President Obamas State of the Union Address
4. Props for the President at His State of the Union Address
5. Health Dimensions Group Appoints Mary Nell Zellner as Senior Vice President of Consulting
6. FRC: Mass Election Results a Near Revolutionary Rejection of President Obamas Leftist Agenda
7. Patient Advocate Foundation Welcomes Former NASCAR Team Executive as New Executive Vice President of National Partnerships
8. Virginia-Based Patient Advocate Foundation Welcomes Former NASCAR Team Executive as New Executive Vice President of National Partnerships
9. World Vision President Richard Stearns Arrives in Quake-Struck Haiti Today
10. Perminova Announces Grant Leonard as Vice President of Sales
11. President Obama Tasks Former Presidents Bush and Clinton with Fundraising for Haiti Recovery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Mediaplanet today announces the launch ... lifestyles and highlighting the importance of proactive eye and ear health. The campaign ... latest innovations in hearing aid technology. , In this issue, the American ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 18, 2017 , ... Radabaugh & Associates, a family managed ... North-Central West Virginia, is embarking on a cooperative charity effort with the Chestnut ... The Chestnut Mountain Ranch (CMR) is a Christ-centered boarding school for young men ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Goss & Associates Insurance Agency, ... commercial clients in the greater Houston region, is helping locally recognized nonprofit Addi’s ... against cancer. , Founded by Tony and Amber Bender after losing their young ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The ... says will lift the veil on false teachings pertaining to the mother of the Savior ... teach, you see a far different picture of the role of this historical woman. ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... “Our Mountains to Climb: A ... a couple that grew stronger together through the faith they shared to overcome struggles ... is the creation of published author, Barbara J. Corcoran, a retired teacher and happily ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2017)... (NYSE: DPLO), the nation,s largest independent specialty pharmacy, announced financial ... unless otherwise noted, are to the quarter ended June 30, ... 2017 Highlights include: Revenue of $1,126 ... Total prescriptions dispensed of 220,000, compared to 241,000 ... Gross profit per prescription dispensed of $371, ...
(Date:8/4/2017)... , Aug. 3, 2017  Agragen, LLC, ... company active in the biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and aquacultural ... development of its lead drug candidates, AGR131.  This ... proinflammatory cytokine from the blood of patients suffering ... and inflammatory bowel disease. ...
(Date:8/2/2017)... , Aug. 2, 2017   Marshall County Hospital in Benton, Kentucky ... reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). The new addition, Tru-D SmartUVC , short ... to kill deadly pathogens such as C. diff , MRSA, MERS, Ebola and more. ... Tru-D SmartUVC ... Tru-D in action in a patient room ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: