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Aid must not be hijacked as a political too
MSF is deeply concerned by the British Prime Minister’s statement yesterday, proposing to use more DFID funding to stabilise conflict-affected states to further national security interests. Aid must not be hijacked as a political tool, Mr Cameron.

Aid must not be hijacked as a political too

MSF is deeply concerned by the British Prime Minister’s statement yesterday, proposing to use more DFID funding to stabilise conflict-affected states to further national security interests. Aid must not be hijacked as a political tool, Mr Cameron.

HIV in infants born to HIV-positive mothers is a big problem in the developing world. There are around 2 million HIV-positive children in developing countries, whereas in the United Kingdom, for example, there are just 70. So, we’ve almost got rid of this problem in the West, but in the developing world it’s a big problem.
Dr. Nathan Ford, MSF Medical Aid Coordinator, in an interview on Voice of America about better treatment for HIV-positive pregnant women.
A final curious twist in this story is the professional background of President Assad. He is an ophthalmologist, a doctor bound by the same professional oath as the rest of us. He has broken his contract with society and betrayed his medical colleagues. Perhaps we should all send a letter of complaint.

Dr. Greg Elder
Dr. Greg Elder, MSF dept. director of operations, in a blog he wrote for the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on the humanitarian principles and medical ethics that have become another silent casualty of the conflict in Syria.

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