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Vatican Official Calls on International Community to Provide "Free, Efficient" HIV Treatment in Africa

June 25, 2012

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's secretary of state and number two official, "called Friday on the international community to provide 'free and efficient treatment' for AIDS in Africa, starting with pregnant women, mothers and their babies," Agence France-Presse reports (6/22). During a conference sponsored by the Sant'Egidio Community, which operates the DREAM program (Drug Resource Enhancement against AIDS and Malnutrition) in 10 African countries, "Bertone said the results of DREAM and research by the World Health Organization 'confirm that universal access to care is achievable, scientifically proven and economically feasible,'" the

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Comment by: Westlyn K. (Papua New Guinea- University of Goroka.) Tue., Sep. 18, 2012 at 11:52 pm EDT
I really agree with Cardinal Bertone. It's true, thousands of Africans are dying and Big People acted as if nothing is going on.
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