Red Cross needs $300M aid for Africa's HIV fight

The International Red Cross is seeking $300 million to sustain its anti-AIDS efforts in southern Africa over the next five years. Mukesh Kapila, a spokesperson for the relief group, said the initiative is cost-effective because it depends on unpaid workers to attend to sick family and friends. The organization will use the money to buy life-sustaining, anti-retroviral drugs as well as provide nutritious food, counseling and clothes to 250,000 people living with HIV. (Source: Red Cross asks for $300 mln for Africa HIV care/Reuters)

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