French First Lady Bruni-Sarkozy Concludes First Trip to Burkina Faso as Global Fund Ambassador
February 13, 2009
French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy earlier this week concluded her first trip as goodwill ambassador for the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, AFP/Straits Times reports. Burkina Faso's efforts to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS are an example of a "success story," Bruni-Sarkozy said. She also praised health workers' efforts at a hospital in Ouagadougou, where she met HIV-positive women and children receiving treatment at the hospital. "For me, the record is very positive in the sense that I have seen here that everyone works together and obtains results," she said. Bruni-Sarkozy, who became a Global Fund ambassador in November 2008, said that she wants to continue her work by creating a foundation in France. She added, "I want to uphold my engagements as ambassador to the Global Fund" and "devote this year" to her role as its ambassador.
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