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Military Spending In African Countries ‘Dwarfs’ HIV/AIDS, Health Budgets

Inter Press Service: What’s More Important, the War on AIDS or Just War?
“They say there is a war on and its target is the deadly human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This war runs worldwide but its main battleground is sub-Saharan Africa … With many competing health problems, funding for AIDS is a growing concern. Yet a look at the defense of budgets of several countries plagued by HIV portrays a startling picture of governments’ priorities, with huge military expenditures belying the argument that the key obstacle to winning the war against AIDS is money…” (D’Almeida/Sayagues, 8/13).

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