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MSF Urges U.N. High-Level Meeting On AIDS To Focus On Treatment Access In Central, West Africa

Associated Press: Medical aid group urges better HIV treatment in West Africa
“Governments need to improve access to HIV treatment in West and Central Africa, where critical medicines reach less than one-third of those in need, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday. The call by the group, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières, came a day before a United Nations high-level meeting on ending AIDS…” (Petesch, 6/7).

Huffington Post: Fewer Than One-Third Of People With HIV In Central, West Africa Get Care
“…In Central and West Africa, 6.5 million people are living with HIV, according to Doctors Without Borders. But more than 4.5 million of them aren’t getting treatment. For example, only one in 10 children in need receives antiretroviral drugs, which are key to helping them live long, healthy lives. Doctors Without Borders is urging the U.N. to make this demographic a greater priority as it prepares to meet this week…” (Goldberg, 6/7).

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