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2003

UN Gets $2.5 Million for AIDS

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The Miami Herald
2003-02-08
Section: Local
Edition: Final
Page: 3B

Against a backdrop of unprecedented attention to the Third World AIDS epidemic, University of Miami doctors treating patients in Haiti - the hemisphere's most HIV-ridden country - have gotten a $2.5 million boost from a South Florida foundation, university officials announced Friday.

Part of the money will go to training local healthcare workers in HIV and tuberculosis treatment and prevention in Haiti, where 30,000 people died of AIDS in 2001, twice the number of deaths in the United States. An estimated 250,000 of Haiti's eight million people carry the AIDS virus.

The Green Family Foundation grant to the Department of Pediatrics also will send medical teams specializing in infectious diseases to the rural town of Thomonde, where an Operation Medishare clinic operates around the clock, seven days a week.

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