US Gives $30 Million for Mozambique's Health Programs
April 4, 2002
On Tuesday, the United States pledged to give Mozambique $30 million to combat malaria and HIV/AIDS, among other health programs in the southern African country. Visiting US Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson made the promise after holding talks with Mozambique Health Minister Francisco Songane. Thompson was in Mozambique at the start of his first official visit to Africa, which will also take him to South Africa, Botswana and Ivory Coast. According to official statistics, HIV currently affects 12 percent of the Mozambican population, which is estimated at 17 million, and about 700 new cases are registered daily.
Agence France Presse
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