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Janjua, Harinder, Diego Postigo, Rick Rowden and Iacopo Viciani
No Man is an Island: HIV/AIDS and the G8
ActionAid International, Johannesburg, June 2004, 15 pp

Reproduced with ActionAid's kind permission.


"The HIV/AIDS epidemic is nothing short of another Holocaust. Each year, during the G8 summit, ActionAid International (AAI) urges G8 countries to uphold the commitments they have made on HIV/AIDS, and mobilise the political will and financial resources necessary to mount a credible response to the epidemic. Each year, we remind G8 leaders that their annual summits offer an unparalleled opportunity for the world’s wealthiest nations to boldly meet goals set and transform commitments and declarations into real interventions. Yet, each year, G8 members fail to fully deliver on previous commitments, and instead proudly announce new empty promises.

"G8 members at the Genoa summit in 2001 officially launched the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria to mobilise additional resources and ensure coordination between donors. Three years later, and after the deaths of 6.1 million people from AIDS, an effective fight against HIV/AIDS is still frustrated by a lack of coordination and transparency in bilateral aid and insufficient resources for multilateral initiatives."

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  • The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: U.S. Five Year Global HIV/AIDS Strategy, Office of the United States Global AIDS Coordinator, Washington, 2004, 103 pp. (Also available at [ Details... ]
  • WHO - World Health Organization, Treating 3 million by 2005. Making it happen: the WHO Strategy. The WHO and UNAIDS global intitiative to provide antiretroviral therapy to 3 million people with HIV/AIDS in developing countries by the end of 2005, World Health Organization, Geneva, 2003, 60 pp. [ PDF File | Details... ]