"World AIDS Day 2012 offered numerous personal stories in the global fight against HIV and AIDS, but perhaps the most intriguing story, however, was a policy one: How developing countries are making significant contributions to the fight against AIDS in their own countries," Nicholas Rogacki, a policy fellow with the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC), writes in the USGLC Blog. "For the first time in the history of the disease, spending by recipient nations to combat AIDS has exceeded spending by donor nations like the United States," he writes, adding, "While many aid recipient countries have begun to play a larger role in development, there is still much to accomplish in global health and beyond" (12/13).
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