July 20, 2012, St John’s Antigua – The nation’s former Clinical Care Coordinator believes it’s a good thing that middle and low income countries are spending more of their own resources to fight HIV/AIDS.
Sir Prince Ramsey was responding to reports that developing countries, like Antigua and Barbuda, together are outspending the international donor community on HIV/AIDS programs.
He believes, with proper education, funding programs should not be cost prohibitive for such a small population as that of Antigua and Barbuda.
Sir Prince also comments on a recent push by UNAIDS to halt new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths by 2015.
He says the target is ambitious and unlikely to be achieved but still worth aiming for.
Antigua and Barbuda’s former Clinical Care Coordinator for HIV and AIDS, Dr Sir Prince Ramsey