[Ip-health] (Fwd) missing the point TAC played no role in access to AIDS medicines (Jim Kim & Paul Farmer lose it)

Ellen Shaffer ershaffer at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 06:00:28 PDT 2014

Of course TAC played a role.  This is not an exegesis of the intl. AIDS
movement, but a prod by Kim and Farmer to the Obama administration and
others with the power and resources to take effective parallel action:

"To halt this epidemic, we need an emergency response that is equal to the
challenge. We need international organizations and wealthy countries that
possess the required resources and knowledge to step forward and partner
with West African governments to mount a serious, coordinated response as
laid out in the World Health Organization's Ebola response roadmap."

Read more:

Thanks for calling attention to this article.

On Sat, Sep 13, 2014 at 8:26 PM, Patrick Bond <pbond at mail.ngo.za> wrote:

> (Apparent sycophancy to Washington's power allows this discrediting of
> AIDS activists by two who should know - and do - better. It was published
> originally in the /Washington Post /last week: "Just 15 years ago, Western
> experts said confidently that there was little that rich countries could do
> to stop the global AIDS crisis, which was killing millions of people in
> Africa and elsewhere. Today, thanks to leadership and advocacy from
> President George W. Bush, a bipartisan coalition of members in Congress,
> courageous faith-based organizations and U.S. government researchers such
> as Tony Fauci and Mark Dybul, more than 10 million Africans are getting
> lifesaving treatment.")
>  What the Ebola fight is missing
> Email <javascript:return addthis_sendto('email');>
> September 06, 2014 10:30 am  . JIM YONG KIM, physician and World Bank
> president, and PAUL FARMER, physician and Harvard professor <
> http://host.madison.com/search/?l=50&sd=desc&s=start_
> time&f=html&byline=JIM%20YONG%20KIM%2C%20physician%20and%
> 20World%20Bank%20president%2C%20and%20PAUL%20FARMER%2C%
> 20physician%20and%20Harvard%20professor>
> http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/jim-yong-kim-
> and-paul-farmer-what-the-ebola-fight/article_601b4ade-
> a8d8-57e1-bd2b-604b2e2162d4.html#ixzz3DCJDJhyE
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Ellen R. Shaffer, PhD MPH
Co-Director, Center for Policy Analysis
San Francisco Presidio
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