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Bush Pledges $15 Billion to Combat AIDS in 14 Countries

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Science  07 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5608, pp. 800
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5608.800a

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President George W. Bush pledged last week to triple U.S. spending on AIDS internationally to $15 billion over the next 5 years. But some in the public health community are disappointed that the Bush plan largely sidesteps a year-old international fund that they say has a much better shot at stemming the epidemic.