Bill Clinton Calls for Better Health Care While Visiting AIDS Projects in Zambia
July 23, 2007
In Zambia on Saturday, former President Bill Clinton said cheap medicine alone cannot save AIDS-ravaged Africa. Even as he touted progress, saying that affordable medicine "will soon be not much of an issue anywhere," Clinton added, "How cruel it would be if people continue to die because of inadequate health care facilities in rural areas." Clinton toured a new drug distribution facility financed by his foundation and presided over a youth soccer game in Lusaka. Clinton's trip includes stops in South Africa, Malawi, and Tanzania. "When we look to the future, we have to ask ourselves how the rest of the system can catch up with the medicine," he said.
7.22.2007; Joseph J. Schatz
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