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AFRO-NETS> $100 New Million for Global AIDS: Sign-on Letter to Congress (4)
- Subject: AFRO-NETS> $100 New Million for Global AIDS: Sign-on Letter to Congress (4)
- From: Dieter Neuvians MD <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 09:57:00 -0400 (EDT)
$100 New Million for Global AIDS: Sign-on Letter to Congress (4)
[Here are some more letters of support to the Clinton Administration's
initiative. D.N. Mod.]
From: Suraj Bahadur Thapa <S.B.Thapa@inthelstud.uio.no>
Yes, I would just would like to register my opinion as the one who
really appreciate the decision made by the congress to spend more money
Suraj Bahadur Thapa
From: Tapiwa Mavis Kebalepile <T.M.Kebalepile@inthelstud.uio.no>
Be kindly informed that I do support this vital initiative.
Tapiwa Tapiwa Mavis Kebalepile
From: Tefera Belachew Agizew <T.B.Agizew@inthelstud.uio.no>
Honorable President Clinton.
US House of Representatives/ US Senate
Washington, DC 20515/10, USA
Dear Senator/ Representative of US Clinton administration:
We the undersigned advocates for global AIDS prevention and care urge
you to support the Administration's request that an additional $100
million be allocated to global AIDS prevention and care programs in Af-
rica, Asia and other affected regions of the world this coming fiscal
You know the arithmetic of the global AIDS epidemic:
- That more than 7,000 children and youth become infected with HIV
every day -- 5 every minute. And the numbers keep growing.
- That about 35 million people now have HIV; far more than the combined
population of Alaska, Florida, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Kentucky.
- That HIV/AIDS is now the world's leading infectious disease killer,
and the number one overall killer in Africa.
- That entire militaries are being consumed by HIV/AIDS; over 50% of
soldiers in the Central African Republic are HIV-positive.
- That TB is unleashed by HIV infection, which is largely responsible
for today's TB epidemic; TB accounts for 40% of AIDS deaths in Africa
- That economies are being decimated by HIV; by 2005, Kenya's GNP will
be 14.5% smaller -- International corporations are now hiring two
employees for one skilled job in highly infected countries.
- That by 2010, 40 million children will be orphaned in Africa, mostly
due to AIDS.
We are aware of the budget pressures you are facing, but this truly
constitutes a global public health emergency. The $100 million will be
used to care for children orphaned by AIDS, provide home and community-
based care, work with militaries abroad, contain the epidemic through
prevention programs, and strengthen health care delivery infrastruc-
We are counting on your leadership and vision in supporting this des-
perately needed initiative. Thank you for your commitment to building
a world without AIDS.
Tefera Belachew (MD and M.phil. student in international community
health in the University of Oslo, Norway)
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