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NEWS: Clinton Says He'll Give $10M to AIDS Fight

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posted on Apr, 11 2005 @ 02:10 PM
Former President Bill Clinton announced that his foundation will donate $10 million to expand treatment for children with AIDS in the developing world. The new initiative will deliver AIDS drugs, known as antiretroviral treatment, or ART, and technical assistance for an estimated 10,000 children in at least 10 nations by the end of the year. The initiative will concentrate on rural areas and will double the number of HIV-infected children being treated in developing countries besides Thailand and Brazil.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton announced Monday that his foundation's HIV/AIDS Initiative is pledging $10 million to deliver treatment to 10,000 children in at least 10 countries by the end of the year, part of an effort to reach more than 60,000 youngsters by the end of next year.

"The world cannot continue to turn its back on these children,'' Clinton said. "Together we can save millions of lives.''

Under the initiative, the medicine will reach China, the Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Rwanda, Mozambique and Tanzania this spring. Clinton also said his foundation will expand its HIV/AIDS program in Rwanda.

About 15,000 to 25,000 children are currently receiving treatment against the virus that causes AIDS, nearly half of them in Brazil and Thailand, Clinton said at a news conference in his Harlem office.

The William J. Clinton Foundation is working with UNICEF and other organizations to expand the program to reach more than 60,000 children by the end of 2006.

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The pediatric AIDS medication will be made available at half the normal cost, with the help of India-based drug company Cipla. The foundation's initiative makes AIDS drugs available for as little as $140 a year, making treatment and care more available and affordable in the developing world. One in every six AIDS deaths each year is a child, yet children represent less than one in every 30 persons getting treatment in developing countries today. I’m not one of Clinton’s biggest fans, but I applaud him in this instance. Clinton seems to be in the news a lot lately.

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posted on Apr, 12 2005 @ 02:00 PM
and in a year or two, the millions will be exhausted, and AIDS cases will continue to climb.

You can't stop a forest fire by blowing on it. Get enough people, you simply have more people passing out and getting consumed by the blaze. Maybe even helping it spread.

Throwing money at this, millions and millions over decades, has, if anything, only slowed the increase-it's still getting worse, daily. Obviously, money and "education" aren't working. How many decades of failure until we pull our heads out and try something *anything* else?

The definition of insanity-doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. The World AIDS racket is insane.

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