HIV/Aids

13 July 2009

Obama pledges help to Africa

President Barack Obama says the United States will help African allies combat HIV and Aids, malaria and tuberculosis.

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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 disease.

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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