Lewis urges action on AIDS war
Globe and Mail Update
August 10, 2006
TORONTO — Canada needs to shed its “delinquent” and “hypocritical” position on AIDS and step up as a world leader in fighting the global pandemic, the UN secretary-general's special envoy for AIDS in Africa said in Toronto Wednesday.
Stephen Lewis presented a four-point platform to stop the disease from spreading and improve the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS, including a call to double research and development funding for tools such as microbicides and vaccines.
He appealed to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to accept these points as “a direct challenge to Canada to move to taking a stand rather than lapsing into the amorphous banalities and irrelevance to which the Canadian government seems so severely addicted.”
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