What We're Reading: Bono's shout out to PMTCT
September 20, 2010
On the eve of the MDG Summit in New York, Rock Star and activist Bono penned a poignant op-ed in the New York Times
on progress in reaching the Millennium Development Goals thus far. He acknowledges that it’s not quite time for congratulatory pats on the back, but does point out we are indeed making progress and should step up our efforts. Among the low-hanging fruit in his shopping cart is the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV:
1. Find what works and then expand on it.
....The unsung successes of the [Global] Fund should be, well, sung, and after this summit meeting, its work needs to be fully financed. This would help end the … preventable calamity of 1,000 babies being born every day with H.I.V., passed to them by their mothers who had no access to the effective, inexpensive medicines that exist.
We couldn’t agree more.
Read his full piece.
The ONE Campaign also just released an attention grabbing public service announcement, highlighting the importance of reaching more women with services to prevent HIV transmission to their babies. Check it out here.
Stephanie Bowen is the Foundation’s Director of Media Relations.