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AFRO-NETS> HIV/AIDS Prevention: An African Response
- Subject: AFRO-NETS> HIV/AIDS Prevention: An African Response
- From: William Craig <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 15 Sep 1999 01:29:23 -0400 (EDT)
HIV/AIDS Prevention: An African Response
World Bank Group - IMF Africa Club
Ark Foundation Press conference Wednesday, September 15
Washington, DC - On Wednesday, September 15 at 9.30 am the World Bank
Group-IMF Africa Club will host a press briefing on the Epidemic enti-
tled, "HIV/AIDS PREVENTION: AN AFRICAN RESPONSE". The briefing will be
held at the World Bank Group-IMF Corporate Headquarters [701 18th
Street, NW] in Room #JB1-075.
The Africa Club of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary
Fund (IMF) and the Ark Foundation are joining forces to draw attention
to the current epidemic in Africa. The goal is to provide the national
and international press with updated information from Africans them-
selves about the impact of this Epidemic on the African children. The
secondary goal is to educate Americans about preventive efforts being
undertaken by Africans to save African Children in East Africa.
Delegates from Africa attending this event include:
The Honorable Minister of Health of Kenya and Member of Parliament,
Professor Sam K. Ongeri; Chief Whip of the Kenyan House of Parliament,
the Honorable Norman Nyagah; Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim of the Kenya Ministry
of Health, National AIDS/STD Control Program; The Executive Director of
the Ark Foundation of Africa, Ms. Rhoi Wangila; and, Ms. Leticia Nyer-
ere from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
World Bank Group
IMF Africa Club
Bureau 701 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20433, USA
Tel: +1-202-458-0338; +1-202-473-9045;
Africa Club Website http://www.worldbank.org/africaclub
Speakers will provide detailed unrehearsed accounts of the East Africa
HIV/AIDs situation and what Africans are doing to save the African
Dr. Sidi Jammeh, Chair of the World Bank Group-IMF Africa Club will in-
troduce members of the delegation, the diplomatic corps and members of
the Africa Club executive committee.
The Ark Foundation is a non-profit African organization with programs
in East Africa. Founder Rhoi Wangila was born and raised in Uganda. AFA
administers programs to support children orphaned by AIDs. These pro-
grams provide shelter, schooling, and assistance to children. It offers
education on preventing the further spread of HIV/AIDs.
The press briefing is organized to coincide with the annual Congres-
sional Black Caucus Week in hopes of refocusing the discussion on the
HIV/AIDs Epidemic prevention.
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