HIV/AIDS: Young criticises donation to Africa
By Constance Ikokwu in Abuja,
Friday, July 21, 2006
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Andrew Young, yesterday criticised the $15 billion spent by donor countries to fight HIV/AIDS in Africa, saying the hefty sum would have been more beneficial to the continent if it was channeled to agriculture, healthcare, water and electricity.
Young, who spoke at the closing plenary session of the 7th Leon H Sullivan Summit in Abuja, explained that he was not against scientific research but also stated that he was yet to meet anyone who had received the money spent so far on the disease.