India’s HIV/AIDS Prevention Efforts Could Be ‘Model’ for Other Countries, Bill Gates Says
India could be a "model" for other countries in the prevention of HIV/AIDS, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates said in an interview with the weekly India Today, Agence France-Presse reports. Although India has the second-largest HIV-positive population worldwide, the country's government and nongovernmental organizations have shown interest in working together to stop the spread of the virus, Gates said. Gates, who will travel to India next week, said that the country has a "huge" role to play in tackling its health problems and in creating a pharmaceutical industry. Gates, who along with his wife heads the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is scheduled to meet with government officials, corporate leaders and academic leaders during his visit (Agence France-Presse, 11/3). Gates is also expected to assess ongoing foundation-sponsored HIV/AIDS projects in the country and announce a long-term financial commitment to India's efforts to impede the spread of HIV/AIDS (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 10/7).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.