France Announces 5 Million Euros to Help Fight AIDS
January 22, 2004
On Monday, the French government announced it would give 5 million euros (US$6.3 million) for the fight against HIV/AIDS over the next 18 months. Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin made the announcement following a meeting with Bernard Kouchner, former minister of health and principal of the French-created humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders. The money will go to ESTHER, a program in which France, Italy, Spain and Luxembourg cooperate to provide financial support to African, Asian and South American countries to fight HIV/AIDS.Adapted from:
Xinhua News Agency
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