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Canada Commits $45 Million to Fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa, Health Minister Clement Says at AIDS Conference

August 6, 2008

Canadian Health Minister Tony Clement on Monday at the XVII International AIDS Conference announced that Canada will commit $45 million to fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa, the Canadian Press/Victoria Star reports. The funding, which is earmarked primarily for projects in Mozambique and South Africa, will be used to provide treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS and education about the virus for at-risk populations. The funds will build on the $515 million in global HIV/AIDS spending that Canada has committed over the past three years, Clement said in a statement (Canadian Press/Victoria Star, 8/5).

Canada is "committed to working with the global community to effectively respond to HIV/AIDS," Clement said, adding that the country's contributions are "achieving results and having a lifesaving impact on people around the world." Beverley Oda, the Canadian minister of international cooperation, said that the country's "investments in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care initiatives are an integral part of helping to improve the health" of low-income people worldwide. Oda added that the Canadian government will "continue its significant support to programs that are well-coordinated, effective and accountable for outcomes that are making a difference" (Public Health Agency of Canada release, 8/4).

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