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U.S. Peace Corps Promises 1,000 More Workers to Fight AIDS

May 30, 2003

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As part of the $15 billion AIDS plan signed by President Bush on Tuesday, the U.S. Peace Corp will add 1,000 workers to the current 2,100 who are fighting HIV/AIDS around the globe. "Peace Corps volunteers are making an impact at the local level, and by committing an additional 1,000 volunteers, Peace Corps will be able to enhance a number of programs and expand HIV/AIDS projects in current Peace Corps countries," said Program Director Gaddi Vasquez. "Also, more educational material, written in local languages, will be developed for volunteers to use in their communities." Since 1961, the Peace Corps has sent US volunteers around the world to work on development projects in fields such as education, health, business and agriculture.

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05.29.03

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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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