Obama fails to announce new approaches for tackling global HIV/AIDS crisis, says Global AIDS Alliance

December 30, 2015

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.

SOURCE Global AIDS Alliance