The simplest answer, widely believed, is that in Africa there is more sexual activity outside of long-term stable relationships. The data, however, repeatedly cast doubt on that widely believed hypothesis. (p. 200)
The WHO Commission on Macroeconomics and Health (CMH) was born. I chaired the commission for two years, from the start of 2000 to the end of 2001. In December 2001, the CMH published its report, Investing in Health for Economic Development. (p. 203)
By the end of two engaing hours of discussion, I had accepted Columbia's offer to become director of the Earth Institute, pending a discussion with incoming President Lee Bollinger. Bollinger later shared with me his vision that Columbia University would lead the way in the United States to become a truly global university. I was convinced. So ended thirty-two years of learning and teaching at Harvard University, and so began a new chapter in New York City with exciting new responsibilities at Columbia and the United Nations. I loved Harvard, but to combine these two activities and take on this new direction was incredibly good fortune.