Zuma to Step Up Fight Against AIDS

Zuma to Step Up Fight Against AIDS

Alberton : South Africa | Jan 05, 2010 at 12:41 AM PST
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South African President Jacob Zuma vowed on Thursday to strengthen the fight against AIDS in the world's worst affected country, in a "renewed onslaught" against the epidemic.

"If we are to stop the progress of this disease through our society, we will need to pursue extraordinary measures."

Zuma cited statistics showing that six out 10 deaths in 2006 were among people younger than 50 years, while the overall number of deaths in 2008 jumped to 756,000, up from 32 percent from the year before. AFP
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