Senate Votes To Triple Spending For Africa
They’ve done this to give more money to programs for treating AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.
The 80-16 vote committed America to spending up to $48 billion over the next five years for the most ambitious foreign public health program ever launched by the America.
The legislation would replace and expand the current $15 billion act that President Bush championed in a State of the Union address and Congress passed in 2003. That act expires at the end of September.
In a statement, Mr. Bush said that when the program was launched in 2003, about 50,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa were receiving anti-retroviral treatment for HIV/AIDS. Today, the program supports lifesaving anti-retroviral treatment for more than 1.7 million people around the world, he said. It also has supported treatment and prevention programs that have helped HIV-positive women give birth to nearly 200,000 infants who are HIV-free.
Uh, whatever happened to using good old DDT?
As for AIDS, what good will all that extra money do if those chronically tumescent men there refuse to either keep their pants zipped up, or wear condoms. Now lest you think that’s a gross generalization, keep in mind that Africa’s population has the highest growth rate in the world. What on earth is the logic of people living in awful conditions constantly having sex, passing on the AIDS virus, and then having more children when they can’t even care for the ones they already have?
Here’s one Irish writer’s very politically incorrect view of the situation in Africa.