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U.S. President Bush's Plan for AIDS in Africa

January 30, 2003

Details of President Bush's proposed Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, a $15 billion initiative that must first be approved by Congress, are as follows.
  • The program assists 12 countries in Africa, one in the Caribbean, and one in South America: Botswana, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Guyana, Haiti, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
  • The initiative seeks to prevent 7 million of the estimated 12 million new infections in those countries, give antiretroviral drugs to 2 million HIV-positive Africans, and provide care for 10 million people with AIDS as well as for orphans.
  • The $15 billion includes $10 billion in new spending, starting with $2 billion in the budget year that begins in October. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will receive $1 billion.
  • Half the money will be spent on treatment, a third on prevention and the rest on care.

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Associated Press

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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.