Re: [ujeni] Re: Bush, a Friend of Africa
- Scott et al,
Glad to know that you're not facing the same issues with PEPFAR folks
in other parts of Africa are facing. In Uganda, there was a lot of
controversy over exactly which part of the ABC approach was most
effective and should be supported. Right, high-risk groups aren't the
sole targets of the program, but they are indeed held up to those
Sorry, I can't think much about this right now. Two of my best friends
are in London today, about to board public transport when the bombs
went off. Shaken, but okay.
On 7/7/05, scottgeibel <scott@...> wrote:
> Kristin- I'm not in complete disagreement with your indictment
> against PEPFAR. Yes, some unsavory organizations are given a great
> deal of PEPFAR money, and some do target these populations in
> unsavory ways. The PEPFAR beauracracy was never really needed in the
> first place, and their procedures certainly have much to be desired.
> However, your statements regarding that PEPFAR *only* gives aid to un-
> "ordinary" Africans, and requires them all to pledge brainwashed
> allegiance to conservative Americanism is in my opinion complete and
> utter nonsense.
> I know of no PEPFAR organizations here, nor have I or others had to
> sign any "conservative code of conduct" to receive funds, nor have I
> been asked to brainwash aid receipients with conservative ideologies.
> Maybe I need to tell some of the "ordinary" married couples I've seen
> whose lives and hopes have been literally saved by PEPFAR-provided
> ART, have been provided PEPFAR funding in error.
> "The first problem with PEPFAR is that it targets only the "high-risk"
> groups of sex workers, intravenous drug users, and youth. It ignores
> 'ordinary' Africans and leaves out married people altogether,
> assuming that marriage is a sanctuary from AIDS...
> For the people targeted by the plan, they are forced to adhere to a
> strict, moralizing code to receive funding.... To receive any
> assistance, then, PLWAs (people living with AIDS) must submit to being
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