Developing nations prioritise expenditure and social costs, like that for pubic health, are the first to be axed. The Human Development Report 2001 indexes the overall development by including the expenditure made on health related activities. Developing countries, specially India, come out culprits for ignoring the health of its citizens. On the other hand, the exhorbitant costs of medication, as in the case of AIDS treatment make life harder for people suffering in these countries. While governments need to commit more to health needs, an adequate regime for cheap drugs is also the need of the hour.
costs of medication and cures prevent a healthy global
The case of AIDS treatment is symptomatic
|People with HIV
|Cost of treating
drugs at global
at about $12,000
a person a
year (in US $)
as per cent of
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