With the recent birth of the one millionth HIV-free baby born to an HIV-positive mother, hope for an African generation free from this disease is alive thanks to the remarkable impact of anti-retroviral drugs.
Dr. Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka could have joined the thousands of medical professionals who leave Africa every year for employment opportunities in the US, Europe, and elsewhere. Instead, she stayed close to home to make a difference.
For seeing the future so clearly and taking decisive, compassionate action on HIV, President Bush deserves the Nobel Prize. The irony is that he might be one of the few not to care if he ever receives it.