Thursday, July 24, 2008

Congress OKs $48 billion for global AIDS fight

President supports bill that will triple current funding levels

WASHINGTON - The House voted Thursday to triple money to fight AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis around the world, giving new life and new punch to a program credited with saving or prolonging millions of lives in Africa alone.

The 303-115 vote sends the global AIDS bill to President Bush for his signature. Bush, who first floated the idea of a campaign against the scourge of AIDS in his 2003 State of the Union speech, supports the five-year, $48 billion plan.

Taken from MSN.COM (Click to read the rest of the article)

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