Joint Statement on People-to-People Contacts Issued by President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin
May 28, 2002
Excerpt: "We will also continue to support our partnerships in the critically important area of health care. Our priorities are fighting infectious diseases as tuberculosis, improving maternal and child care in order to reduce maternal and child mortality, and combating cardiovascular disease. The United States and Russia are committed to preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS. In three regions in Russia, we are currently carrying out health education programs aimed at high-risk populations. We are pleased to note that funding will now be provided for an HIV/AIDS prevention program in a fourth site -- St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast. In addition, joint programs for the treatment of tuberculosis within the framework of the World Health Organization are now underway in a number of Russian regions."Adapted from:
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.