Why do we tolerate one regimen for Africa (second-rate) and another for the rich nations (first rate)? Why do we tolerate the carnage of African children, and save the life of every western child?
-Stephen Lewis, UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa
- We believe that community-directed initiatives coordinated on a global scale are a viable approach to addressing inequalities in global health.
- We support local groups engaged in improving the health of their own communities through medical, psychosocial and/or educational activities.
- We believe that health is more than simply the absence of disease or infection but includes the promotion of social, economic, educational, and spiritual well-being.
- We value long-term partnerships in solidarity with our local partners on the ‘front lines’ as a means of improving health and providing hope.