Clinton's Foundation to Support Anti-HIV/AIDS Drive in Tanzania
February 10, 2003
Tanzania is among three African countries to benefit from the support of former President Bill Clinton's foundation, a Tanzanian official announced in Dar es Salaam Wednesday. "The foundation will help in the provision of education and AVR drugs to people infected with HIV so as to prolong their lives," said Maura Mwingira, a State House spokesperson. Mwingira said a delegation from the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation, led by Ira Magaziner, met Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa on Wednesday and commended his government's efforts against HIV/AIDS. "The former US president is impressed by efforts being made by the Tanzanian leader in the anti-HIV/AIDS drive and that it was among the reasons which led the foundation to pick the country as one of its partners in Africa," Mwingira said. The foundation currently works with some Caribbean countries and intends to work with other African countries, including Mozambique and Rwanda. Tanzanian government sources estimate that about 2.8 million Tanzanians are HIV-positive, and about 1 million children have been orphaned by AIDS.Adapted from:
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