- AIDS is the leading
cause of death in Africa. In
the next decade, 40 million children will become orphans - by losing
one or both parents to AIDS.
is wiping out decades of progress on a variety of development fronts,
including per capita GNP, infant mortality, and life expectancy.
- AIDS is not just
taking lives, it is threatening economies, stability, and civil society.
- As goes Africa,
so will go India, South-East Asia, and the Newly Independent States
of the former Soviet Union, and by 2005, more than 100 million people
worldwide will have been infected with HIV.
- We know what works.
Scaling up these proven interventions to meet the magnitude of
this crisis is essential.
- Leadership and
resources are desperately needed if we are to turn the tide.