Maurice Middleberg of IntraHealth International discusses the moral necessity of US spending on global health programs.
Miracles are not free. They cost eight cents a day, the average cost to each American citizen for the UScontribution to saving lives among the world’s poorest, about one-fifth of one percent of the US government budget. Some people say eight cents is too much.
Few words could mean the difference between life and death for people, and success or failure for a vital program. Eight little words in a bill that will be voted on in the House this week will severely limit the US’s ability to respond to the AIDS crisis which needlessly claims the lives of over two million people each year.