Sometimes change comes from the unlikeliest of sources:

Four governments, the United Nations and the world’s soccer federation launched a plan on Friday to use the proceeds of a new airline ticket tax to treat people in the developing world suffering from AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis.

Officials of Brazil, Chile, France, Norway, the United Nations and FIFA — the Federation Internationale de Football Association — unveiled the International Drug Purchase Facility on the sidelines of a U.N. conference that is discussing strategies against the AIDS pandemic.

What a fantastic and forward-thinking idea. Kudos to the four nations and two organizations involved; here’s hoping their ranks soon swell with bandwagon-jumpers.

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