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Soon-to-be ex President launches AIDS foundation
Monday 6 September 2004
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MALAWI: Soon-to-be ex President launches AIDS foundation

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JOHANNESBURG, 10 May (PLUSNEWS) - A new HIV/AIDS initiative by soon-to-be former Malawian President Bakili Muluzi aims to "consolidate" current efforts to address the pandemic.

The president said the Bakili Muluzi AIDS Foundation was launched "to make a small contribution towards the global fight against HIV/AIDS".

"I am going into retirement and into the private sector, where I belong, to vigorously and actively participate in the fight against AIDS," Muluzi was quoted by Reuters as saying.

Earlier this year Muluzi was publicly tested for HIV, and recently announced that his brother had died of AIDS-related causes.



Recent MALAWI Reports
Empowerment of girls key to tackling HIV,  24/Jun/04
Demand for ARVs gives rise to grey market,  20/Aug/03
Mapping out a treatment programme,  15/Jul/03
AIDS drugs on street corners,  30/Jun/03
Property grabbing escalates in wake of AIDS deaths,  29/Nov/02
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria

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