Mali elected to US Global Health Initiative

Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali has been elected to the US programme of Global Health Initiative, according to a communique issued Friday after a meeting Thursday between Malian President Amadou Toumani Touré and the director general of Global Health Initiative, Ms. Lois Quam, an envoy of the US President, Barack Obama.

During the meeting, Quam delivered to Touré the tribute of his US counterpart for his efforts and commitment in the fight against HIV/AIDS and the other infectious diseases.

Quam disclosed that Obama had decided to add Mali as one of the eight countries benefiting from the programme of Global Health Initiative.

"This decision resulted from the commitment of this country (Mali) and to some progress noted in the framework of the fight against HIV/AIDS," the communique stated.

Launched in 2010, Global Health Initiative aims at helping some poor countries to fight against diseases.

The programme will last six years and has a budget of US$ 63 million.
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22 Abril 2011 14:05:34

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