Baylor Expands Its Fight Against AIDS to Tanzania
September 5, 2008
A recently announced $22.5 million grant from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief will allow Baylor College of Medicine's Pediatric AIDS Initiative (PAI) to expand to a seventh African country. With the funding, Baylor will build two centers and satellite clinic facilities in Tanzania.
Currently, Baylor operates clinics in Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Malawi, and Burkina Faso. It is also opening a center in Uganda next month. Baylor began construction on a center in Kenya in 2007, but that plan was shelved due to post-election violence and a reorganization of Kenya's health ministry. A spokesperson for PAI said Baylor would revisit opening a Kenyan center if a new agreement is established and the safety of staffers can be ensured.
09.03.2008; Todd Ackerman
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.