Massive AIDS Campaign Gears Up

WHO launches a global drive to provide life-extending ARVs to three million people, including two million in Africa, by the end of 2005. It is known as the ‘3x5’ campaign

Declaring the inability of the poor to obtain HIV/AIDS medications ‘a global health emergency’, the director-general of the United Nations World Health Organisation, Dr. Lee Jong-wook, launched a global drive to provide life-extending antiretroviral drugs (ARVs to three million people, including two million in Africa.

Jong-wook, who launched a global drive to provide life-extending antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to three million people, including two million in Africa, by the end of 2005.
About six million people worldwide currently require ARVs, which are prescribed only to those in the last stages of the disease.

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