Friday, December 23, 2005

Education, Education, Education: AIDS

The Kaiser Family Foundation has an incredible online learning center for anyone interested in issues surrounding public health policy. It has powerpoint-based tutorials where you can download the slides and/or watch the presentation and a collection of syllabi on various topics. Wonderfully helpful, even email spammed a bunch of friends about it.

Anyway, there's on on the Global AIDS Pandemic. Some highlights:
  • It's on track to be the worst epidemic in history. (Even worse than we originally projected!)
  • HIV is leading cause of death worldwide among the ages 15-59. (World Health Organization)
  • At the end of 2004, Sub-Saharan Africa had 10% of the world's population. It had 64% of people worldwide living with AIDS.

If you watch it, you might want to pause on Figure 5 and just ponder. It also has a great breakdown on President Bush's HIV/AIDS initiatives.

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