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AFRICA: Youth call for G8 action on AIDS and education

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 8 July (PLUSNEWS) - Children from the Group of Eight (G8) industrialised nations this week urged greater action from their leaders to provide universal primary education and reduce maternal mortality and HIV/AIDS.

In a written statement presented to British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the G8 summit, the youths known as the Junior-8 (J8) said AIDS education "must be delivered, honestly and openly, to everyone from the very young to the very old."

The Associated Press quoted the J8 as saying: "We believe that the G8 nations must work in partnership with Africa ... [and] develop training programmes for education and health sectors to train teachers, doctors and administrators, to enable them to pass their knowledge and skills on to others."



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