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Zambia to Share Global Funds on HIV/AIDS

December 16, 2002

At a meeting with Zambian cabinet ministers Thursday in Lusaka, UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis said he would get in touch with those responsible for the global fund for HIV/AIDS to ensure the country receives its share. Lewis stressed that HIV/AIDS has further compounded the hunger crisis in Zambia. He said the UN intended to study the relations of hunger to the HIV/AIDS pandemic so that it could identify areas in which it can help. About 14 million people in the region -- where more than 20 percent of people are HIV-positive -- face possible starvation.

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Xinhua News Agency
12.12.02


  
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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.
 
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