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Medical News & Perspectives
May 17, 2000

Africa Needs More Aid, New Partnerships to Fight Malaria

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JAMA. 2000;283(19):2510-2513. doi:10.1001/jama.283.19.2510-JMN0517-3-1

Atlanta—African health ministers have added a new postscript to a familiar message. Their nations need more aid from industrialized nations if devastating health crises are to be resolved, but they want more control in decision making and less bureaucratic red tape in obtaining aid.

More specifically, they want the United States to commit $10 billion during the next 5 years. They also admonished a major donor—the World Bank—for having complicated procedures that may be preventing up to $1.5 billion in aid from reaching Africans with HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases.