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British Prime Minister Blair to Co-Chair International AIDS Trust Advisory Board With Clinton, Mandela

December 3, 2003

The Washington, D.C.-based International AIDS Trust on Monday announced that British Prime Minister Tony Blair has joined former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former South African President Nelson Mandela as a co-chair of the trust's advisory board. IAT President Sandra Thurman, who served as director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy under Clinton, said that Blair's decision to co-chair the trust with Mandela and Clinton is "a testament to his personal commitment and that of the British people to the global fight against AIDS." Blair said, "It is my hope that by working together we can help raise awareness, increase political will and mobilize the resources necessary to stem the tide of this epidemic. It will require unprecedented cooperation and collaboration between donor countries, nations most affected by HIV/AIDS, non-governmental organizations and the private sector if we are going to win the battle against this disease." The trust works with government and private-sector leaders to create policies and "mobilize resources" in the fight against HIV/AIDS, according to an IAT release (IAT release, 12/1).

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