Despite the fact that HIV/AIDS is preventable and treatable, 430,000 children each year -- more than 1,000 a day -- are born with the disease. About 90 percent of these babies are born in sub-Saharan Africa.
Last week brought more news about how the global fight against HIV/AIDS and TB is losing crucial momentum after years of promise and progress. President Obama must step up and provide bold leadership on these crucial issues.
If we aim to lead the world toward a more comprehensive approach to global health, we must be willing to fund it. The fiscal year 2011 budget should include increased investments in addressing the deadliest infectious diseases.