Clinton Opens Office in Harlem, Says He Will Continue to Fight AIDS
Former President Bill Clinton, speaking before a Harlem crowd that came to welcome him into his new post-presidential office yesterday, said that he intends to continue to fight against AIDS on a global and local scale, the New York Times reports (Waldman, New York Times, 7/31). At the welcoming ceremony, Clinton said, "We all have to care about AIDS everywhere in the world. We want our interdependence to be positive, not negative." Clinton will hold a news conference with record producer and singer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds today to announce their joint fundraising and educational initiative to combat AIDS in Africa. Edmonds will soon embark on a "fact-finding tour" though African communities affected by AIDS and produce concerts and a CD to raise funds for the anti-AIDS effort, International AIDS Trust spokesperson Peter Paris said (Associated Press, 7/31).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.