Zambia: Former Sub-Saharan Africa Leaders Meet to Discuss AIDS Crisis
November 16, 2007
Next week in Zambia, more than 10 former leaders of sub-Saharan nations will confer on ways to fight the continent's AIDS epidemic. "The purpose is to work with former African leaders in building a stronger regional voice and action-oriented program aimed at defeating HIV and AIDS," said Munyaradzi Hwengwere, the meeting's coordinator. Among leaders expected to attend are former presidents Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique. Oxfam is sponsoring the meeting; its organizer is AIDSCOM, which was founded by former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda.
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