We have the technology. No, I am not quoting from the show The Six Million Dollar Man.
Every year the average Joes around the world funnels millions of dollars towards the cure of diseases.
Each year there is that hope that we are on the verge of a cure for diabetes, AIDS, Cancer and etc.  For as long as I can remember I have heard this.  But yet there has not been ant major break through for cures to these major diseases.
We can send a monkey to the moon, we can clone species, we can shop in Paris from our comfortable living room chair via the Internet, but we cannot find cures for an array of diseases.
I personally think that we do have cures but only the elite can benefit.
Here is something that I came across on the Internet.
Researchers have found away to bypass the patent on a very expensive drug use for the most effective treatment to cure Hepatitis C.  Imperial College experts have developed a potentially cheaper version of an existing Hepatitis C drug by altering the molecular structure; Professor Sunil Shaunak, an expert on infectious diseases, and his colleague, Steve Brocchini, did this work from the London School of Pharmacy.
Professor Shaunak said: “As far as we’re concerned, the end-game is the cure – you can get to the end-game in several different ways, and we have found a different way of doing it. What we have to recognize is that we have a real opportunity to cure infectious diseases in the developing world. “At the current price, only a fraction of the number of people who could benefit from the drug will actually receive it.” “We in academic medicine can either choose to use our ideas to make large sums of money for small numbers of people, or to look outwards to the global community and make affordable medicines.”
One day more open-minded people who are interested in bettering the quality of life as a whole will be a majority and we can wipe out these horrible diseases.