US sees quick response to Africa's AIDS war
Yahoo! NewsUS Health secretary Tommy Thompson ended an African tour to promote AIDS awareness at the weekend, saying he was optimistic that resources to fight the disease would pour in from big business in the next couple of years. Thompson visited Botswana, Zambia, Kenya and Uganda, stopping in Nairobi to launch a partnership between business and a U.S.-backed AIDS project aimed at encouraging big firms to help fund the battle against HIV/AIDS in the developing world. "From what we have learned there is no question in my mind that those resources are going to come and come very fast," Thompson told a news conference in Entebbe, 40 km (25 miles) from the Ugandan capital, late on Saturday.
—Posted: December 8, 2003
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