President Barack Obama says the United States will help African
allies combat HIV and Aids, malaria and tuberculosis.
Obama on Saturday told Ghana's Parliament that the United States
would continue the work started under his predecessor, President
George W. Bush. He has committed $63 billion to fight
public health challenges in Africa, including polio and tropical
Obama says he has seen progress in parts of Africa, although too
many people die needlessly. He says that as long as children can
die from a mosquito bite, more needs to be done.
He added that the United States needs to be guided by conscience
and common interest because global disease can spread across oceans
and continents. – (Sapa, July 2009)
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