Saumya Das

Saumya Das, who holds both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees, is currently a resident
physician at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He grew up in Delhi,

Recent Articles

Epidemic Proportions

The United Nations has made global public health a top priority. At April's
anti-AIDS summit in Abuja, Nigeria, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan spelled out
what is needed in order to launch a serious attack against AIDS, malaria, and
tuberculosis: at least $7 billion per year. The initial $200 million that
President George W. Bush has offered to kick in is not nearly enough, but it is a
start. And so is the recent political pressure for pharmaceutical companies
worldwide to lower their prices--particularly for AIDS drugs--in third-world