AIDS debate fails to hit target at development summit

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 07 September 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:509
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    Only the hopelessly optimistic would have imagined that the world summit on sustainable development, just ended in Johannesburg, would have adequately managed to tackle the health issues that crept into the meetings and on to the agenda.

    Among the issues that were continually struggling to find a more prominent place on the agenda was HIV/AIDS, but according to Dr Peter Piot, head of the joint UN programme on AIDS (UNAIDS), people simply forgot about it.

    He …

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