Articles by Celia W. Dugger



Air Taxes to Raise $300M for AIDS, Tuberculosis Treatment

  • 20 September 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
A group of countries led by France plans to raise at least $300 million next year, mostly through taxes on airline tickets, to help pay for the treatment of children with AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, a senior French official said Monday.

U.S. AIDS Policy Harms Prevention, Report Says

  • 06 April 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Insistence by Republican Congressional leaders that American money to fight the spread of AIDS globally be used to emphasize abstinence and fidelity is undercutting comprehensive and widely accepted aid models, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a report released Tuesday.

Treatable Infection Blinds Africa's Poor

  • 04 April 06
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Mare Alehegn lay back nervously on the metal operating table, her heart visibly pounding beneath her sackcloth dress, and clenched her fists as the paramedic sliced into her eyelid.

African Aid Plan Trapped in U.S. Congress

  • 13 October 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
It seemed like a no-brainer: changing the law to allow the U.S. federal government to buy food in Africa for Africans facing starvation instead of paying enormous sums to ship it from the American heartland, halfway around the world.

Murder Dims Hope in Sri Lanka