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For Immediate Release
Support for Africa - 22 October 2000

In support of sufferers of AIDS and Malaria in Africa.

Statements on AIDS in Africa.

HEALTH SYSTEMS ARE UNDER SEVERE STRAIN

In Zimbabwe and Zambia, HIV infected patients occupy 50-80% of all urban hospital beds.

Teachers' are dying (more than four a day) in Zambia; more than 30% of teachers in Malawi and Zambia are already infected.

The percentage of people with the HIV/AIDS virus in the developed world is 5% of the total, with 95% in the developing world, of these 75% are in Africa.

There are 33.6 million people living with HIV or AIDS world-wide, 23.3 million of them in sub Saharan Africa.

Last year 2.6 million people died of AIDS.

THERE IS HOPE
In recent years there has been accumulated knowledge on remedies that work and what does not work, so despite these depressing figures we are not without hope.

With your help, Support For Africa 2000 aims to help Nigeria with that pivotal leadership role with the aim of reversing the AIDS epidemic.

The role of the charity is to raise much needed funds to buy, deliver and apply remedies that have been known to work in preventing and tackling the spread of AIDS and the threat of MALARIA through the supply of drugs, education, information and training.

AFRICA NEEDS YOU
Be a friend of Africa and help Support For Africa 2000 in our fight to reverse the AIDS epidemic.

Sources: UNAIDS and World Health Organization