Bill Clinton (File photo)
Former President Bill Clinton has begun a six-nation tour of Africa, to assess his foundation's work in helping to fight the HIV and AIDS epidemic.

Mr. Clinton arrived Sunday in Maputo, Mozambique, where he was due to tour a pediatric hospital and meet with government officials.

A statement from Mr. Clinton's foundation says his trip will focus on working with African governments to help expand programs for AIDS care and prevention - particularly among children and people living in rural areas.

Mr. Clinton will also travel to Lesotho, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.