Monday, July 17, 2006

Clinton Foundation to Assist AIDS Patients in Nigeria

The Leon H Sullivan VII Summit kicks off in Abuja, Nigeria today (July 17, 2006) to an upbeat start. The Clinton Foundation (an AIDS charity organized by former U.s president Bill Clinton) signs a deal with Nigeria to make cheap AIDS drugs available to fight the disease. Anti-AIDS program in the country suffered a major a set-back earlier this year when Global Funds a major antiAIDS charity pulled back $50 million worth of founds and assistance because of some administrative blunder.

The Sullivan summit strives to 'bring African political and business leaders together with their U.S. counterparts in search of partnerships to lift the world's poorest continent'. This years's conference theme is "Africa: A Continent of Opportunities -- Building Partnership for Success".

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