May 01, 2014 (allAfrica) - During a visit to Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Addis, Ababa, Secretary Kerry praises the effectiveness of the Ethiopian-U.S. partnership committed to "investing in a healthy future together" and joining forces to combat HIV/AIDS.
During his May 1 visit to Gandhi Memorial Hospital, the secretary praised the effectiveness of the Ethiopian-U.S. partnership committed to "investing in a healthy future together" and joining forces to combat HIV/AIDS.
"Back in 2004, there were about 2.7 million Ethiopians who were HIV-positive, living with the disease," Kerry said. "That has been cut by at least a third, but most importantly, for young children, for the children coming into the world, because of the progress that we've been able to make, those children now have the chance of being able to live HIV-free."
"And the example of what you're achieving here in Ethiopia is an example that we can take all over the world," Kerry said.
Kerry is visiting Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola from April 29 through May 5 to encourage democratic development, promote respect for human rights, advance peace and security, engage with civil society and young African leaders who will shape the continent's future, and promote trade, investment and development partnerships in Africa.