6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

"Misplaced Priorities" by Alfred Muchilwa - Kenya

6.B Have halted by 2015 and begun to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS.



Misplaced Priorities, by Alfred Muchilwa (from Kenya), criticises the paradoxes inherent in the priorities of the international scientifi c community. The right to life and above all the desire to “save lives” does not seem to be the main priority. This criticism is closely related to MDG 6, to “combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases”. Indeed, the diseases which are most widespread beyond the industrialised West are not treated as priorities. It is almost as though human life is assigned a diff erent value depending on where in the world it is found.