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July 22, 2010

Barack Obama 'hurt' by global Aids funding criticism

The Guardian (UK): "But Stephen Lewis, a former UN special envoy for HIV/Aids in Africa and founder of Aids Free World, told the conference there were no excuses. 'Somewhere between $1tn and $2tn were freed up for a stimulus package to bail out huge numbers of financial institutions,' he said.

"'It is just not reasonable in the state of human priorities to think that [an extra] $1bn [in addition to the expected $1bn donation to the global fund] cannot be raised to confront one of the health tragedies of our times.'"