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Vol 43 No 14

Published 12th July 2002

Scant aid for AIDS

The International AIDS conference in Barcelona on 7-12 July underlined how Africa bears the brunt of the pandemic. The figures are more alarming than ever. The United Nations estimates 68 million people will die from AIDS in the 45 worst affected countries in the next 18 years. Over 70 per cent of the 40 mn. people infected are in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2002, 2.2 mn. died in Africa from AIDS.

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