International Affairs
1 December 2011 , Volume 67, Number 6

Ten years ago, as the international community debated how to respond to Kofi Annan’s call for a radical and new multilateral funding body for global health, sceptics questioned whether or not new money for AIDS treatment would be wasted. Africa, so the narrative went, didn’t have the wherewithal to deliver medicines to those who needed them - moreover, Africans would not be capable of sticking to a demanding treatment regime. Then there was the issue of who would pay.

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Kent Buse

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