Map of life expectancy at birth from Global Education Project.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Oh no, where will we find the money?

According to the World Health Organization, resources needed for global HIV-related programs will be $18.1 billion in 2007, but only $10 billion is expected to be available. (PDF. Page 17.) $8 billion is a lot of money, and it's hard to imagine where it's going to come from.

That's less than it costs the U.S. to occupy Iraq for ten days.

Update: The official numbers are more like one month, but that's not counting the "long tail" of expenses for veterans' benefits and health care, replacing all the equipment that's being destroyed, and survivor benefits -- including at least five more bereaved American families today. How much longer will the American people put up with this world historical crime?

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