The devil is in the details

In recent weeks we’ve heard announcements about increases in funding towards the treatment HIV/AIDS. At the G8 summit in Hokkaido, Japan last month, world leaders set the target of spending $60 billion over the next five years towards tackling a handful of diseases, including HIV/AIDS. And just last week US President George W. Bush reauthorized an augmented version of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which will is slated to supply $48 billion through 2013 to help fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa.  Read more