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UGANDA: Alicia Keys in visit to support HIV/AIDS centre

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KAMPALA, 10 April (PLUSNEWS) - Grammy-award winning singer Alicia Keys is in Uganda on a four-day trip to support anti-HIV/AIDS efforts.

She is one of several high profile American celebrities supporting the New York-based charity, Keep a Child Alive (KCA), which provides treatment to parents and their children living with HIV/AIDS in Africa.

She travelled to Masaka, 120 km southeast of the capital, Kampala, to visit KCA-sponsored sites, including the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Masaka Healthcare Centre, which offers free medical care and antiretroviral treatment to HIV-positive children and their families.

Keys, who arrived in the country on Sunday, spent three days in neighbouring Kenya at a KCA-supported children's project in the coastal city of Mombasa.



Recent UGANDA Reports
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Challenges of resettlement for HIV-positive displaced,  20/Jun/06
Condom shortage in north affecting HIV prevention efforts,  15/Jun/06
Living positively in war-ravaged northern camps,  9/Jun/06
Criminal probe recommended in AIDS fund scam,  2/Jun/06
· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance

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