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Burkina Faso Receives $85 Million from International Donors to Fight AIDS
Burkina Faso on Saturday received $85 million from international donors to fund a five-year initiative to fight AIDS, Reuters reports. The program is designed to curb the epidemic in the country
-- which has the second-highest infection rate in West Africa
-- through public education, increased monitoring of the disease and improved treatment for HIV-positive citizens. United Nations Development Program representative Christian Lamaire said, "The progress of the illness has passed all expectations and its growth puts in doubt social and economic development." More than 7% of Burkina Faso's adult population is reported to be
HIV-positive (Reuters, 6/23).
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