UN calls for $10bn to wage war on AIDSBMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7294.1082/b (Published 05 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1082
- Annabel Ferriman
The United Nations' secretary general, Kofi Annan, has called for spending on AIDS to be increased 10-fold in developing countries. He wants a “war chest” of $7bn-10bn (£5bn-7bn) to be spent annually on a global campaign against AIDS, a massive increase on the $1bn a year that is currently spent.
Speaking at a meeting of the Organisation of African Unity in Abuja, Nigeria, Mr Annan issued a call to donors in the hope that firm commitments would be made to the fund by the …