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LESOTHO: Clinton inaugurates AIDS clinic for kids

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JOHANNESBURG, 18 July (PLUSNEWS) - Former US President Bill Clinton dedicated a new paediatric HIV/AIDS clinic at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Lesotho's capital, Maseru, on Monday.

He is visiting the tiny mountain kingdom as part of a week-long, six-nation African tour aimed at increasing the number of HIV-positive children receiving treatment from less than 100 at present to at least 750 by the end of this year.

In a statement Clinton said, "I am very honoured to formally open this clinic ... Lesotho is helping to prove that paediatric anti-AIDS treatment is indeed possible in the developing world."

Lesotho has successfully enrolled several thousand people on antiretroviral treatment with the assistance of the Clinton Foundation.



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