Thursday, February 28, 2008

AIDS Funding

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The Bush administration recorded one of the most successful achievements yesterday when a major anti-AIDS project was approved by house leaders from both parties and the White House.

They agreed on a bill that would triple the funding for the Bush administration’ s global AIDS program, which could be called the largest foreign aid initiative meant to combat a single disease in the US history.

Communications director David Bryden of the Global AIDS Alliance says that the agreement for the funding was achieved as a result of the bipartisan cooperation between congress and the White House.

The bill sets $50 billion to be used over a five-year period to prevent HIV infection, treat people tested HIV positive and watch for children who remained orphans after there parents had died from the disease. The program, known as the President’s Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), has provided $15 billion during its first five years, the Boston Globe reports.

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