PBS FRONTLINE: the age of aids website

Whether or not you saw the show, this interview with Bono is worth a read. However, the truly unique U2 thing PBS brings to the table on this web page is the actual correspondence between Bono and Jesse Helms in PDF. But there are so many more reasons to take a look. If you've been baffled by acronyms like PEPFAR, there's a helpful explanation of the different players in the quest to fund the fight against Global AIDS, as well as an interview with Dr. Richard Feachem, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

By the way, I was more or less stunned to learn from the (RED) Independent that the administrative overhead of the Global Fund is a mere 1.4 per cent, with everything else going to the actual indigenous programs (for a not-quite-fair comparison, at Amnesty International 73% of what comes in is left after in-house costs; at Oxfam 75%; at World Vision 87%.)

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