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Clinton Pediatric AIDS Initiative Offers Hope to Children in Kenya


Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has donated a one-year supply of AIDS medication to treat 2,500 HIV-positive children in Rwanda.

The donation was made in Kigali Saturday on behalf of the Clinton Foundation, a charitable organization founded by the former president. Mr. Clinton flew to Rwanda from Kenya, where he and the minister of health Charity Ngilu launched a program to double the number of children receiving the life-prolonging treatments.

Mr. Clinton's foundation says it has a goal of giving 10,000 children in at least 10 countries access to AIDS medication by the end of the year.

The former president says Rwanda is a leader in the battle against HIV/AIDS. He says the number of people receiving AIDS medicine there has tripled over the past year.

Mr. Clinton is wrapping up a six-nation tour of Africa, where he is reviewing AIDS initiatives created by his foundation.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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