Kagame to address AIDS vaccine conference in Philadelphia

Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame has left Kigali for the United States where he is scheduled Wednesday to address an international conference on AIDS vaccine, the President's Office announced Tuesday.
The AIDS Vaccine 2001 Conference, being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is attended by over 1,000 international scientists, researchers, clinicians, public health officials and policymakers.
It has been organised by the Foundation for AIDS Vaccine Research and Development, under the direction of the U.
S.
Vaccine Research Committee.
The three-day conference is co-sponsored by the National Institute of Health, the Centre for Disease Control, UNAIDS, the World Health Organisation and France's Agence Nationale de Recherches pour le SIDA.
Participants at the conference also include representatives from the world's leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, a representative from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, international scholars and AIDS community advocates.
President Kagame will present a paper on 'AIDS in Africa', reflecting on the devastating toll the disease has inflicted on the continent.

04 september 2001 07:53:00




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