Strategies to Improve Maternal Health and Fight HIV/AIDS Are Not in Opposition
July 9, 2010
"We believe that, maternal and child health (MCH) need not to be framed in opposition to PEPFAR," write the authors of an AIDS opinion piece. "The architects of the Obama administration's Global Health Initiative recommend funding the Mother and Child Campaign at the expense of future funding increases for PEPFAR. The idea that differing global health initiatives must compete with each other lacks not only ethical legitimacy but also scientific merit." The piece (.pdf) argues for a "comprehensive approach" to integrating MCH into PEPFAR, saying that "confronting illness in isolation ... cannot be our way forward" (Leeper/Reddi, 7/2).
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