Fight against AIDS threatened by lack of money, leadership, U.N. head says

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addresses a news conference in ViennaBy Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Global progress fighting AIDS could be lost because prevention programs are suffering from a lack of leadership, accountability and funding, the head of the United Nations warned on Friday. Headway in tackling the epidemic has been "inspiring," with a 42 percent decline in AIDS-related deaths since a peak in 2004, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report. The progress has caused life expectancy in countries most affected by HIV to rise sharply, he added. …



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