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).
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