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Clinton wants to establish trust fund for African AIDS victims.

Type
Published Article
Journal
AIDS weekly
Publication Date
Sep 04, 2000
Pages
12–12
Identifiers
PMID: 12322628
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

This article reports on the plans of President Clinton to sign a bill establishing a trust fund care for African AIDS victims. Clinton planned to use his weekly radio address to announce the signing. The signing will likely take place in Lake Placid, New York. Clinton also planned to direct Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers to begin negotiations with the World Bank to set up the trust fund. The bill, passed by Congress in July 2000, authorizes US contributions of US$150 million a year for 2 years. A portion of the money has been allocated for orphans in Africa, while other resources will go toward preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and improving education and prevention programs. American attention to the AIDS crisis has taken on a new dimension in recent months since the administration declared it a national security threat that could destabilize fragile democracies and crush economic progress for whole continents.

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