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Blog: Tax on Currency Transactions Could Help Address Global Health Needs

February 5, 2010

A Huffington Post blog post examines the funding needed to ensure worldwide access to HIV/AIDS treatments and global nutritional programs scale-up and explores the viability of a 0.005 percent tax on currency transactions. "How to fully fund and implement effective health programs around the world is not an academic exercise, but rather one of the most urgent moral questions of our day. ... And with revenue from innovative financing mechanisms like a tax on financial or currency transactions, we may just have a fighting chance," the blog concludes (von Schoen-Angerer, 2/4).

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