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Value for money?


Your report of the recent presidential conference (NCE 29 July) included the striking statistic that investment in means to combat AIDS/HIV was likely to be 40 times more profitable than projects to prepare for the effects of global warming.

Is any reader in a position to provide, for comparison, the equivalent figure relating to provision of clean water and sanitation for, say, Africa?

On the other hand, what rate of return might we reasonably expect from the vast 'investment' by the US in controlling Iraq, and how does that compare with the sum required to achieve any or all of the above purposes?

A White (AM), 1, Ty Segure, Neath, Glamorgan, SA11 1YN

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