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Africa / Aid Conference / Drugs #193213

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 10, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) United States Census Bureau on the coming drop in life expectancy in Africa due to AIDS reported; statistics cited.

(Washington: Jackie Judd) The difficulty in fighting AIDS in Africa featured; details given of the announcement by the Merck drug company and Bill Gates's foundation that money for AIDS will be given to Botswana. [Merck and Company, Incorporated, CEO Raymond GILMARTIN - says a demonstration project will show how AIDS can be fought.] [Botswanan minister of health Joy PHUMAPHI - says assistance comes late.] [Pharmaceutical industry spokesman Shannon HERZFELD - says doctors have to be taught how to deal with AIDS patients.]

Jennings, Peter;
Judd, Jackie

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