Clinton Foundation bolsters cooperation for Dominican children
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SANTO DOMINGO.- The William J. Clinton Foundation will duplicate the project "Pediatric Initiative" that benefits children who live with the HIV virus with antiretroviral treatments.
Foundation director Deepack Verma stressed the importance that the country, through the Presidential Council on AIDS (Copresida), managed to increase the number of minors under medication from 350 to 650 so that these have a prolonged and fruitful life.
Copresida director Humberto Salazar said that through the agreement signed by Copresida and the Clinton Foundation, the country benefits with an increase in the diagnosis, treatment and assistance to Dominican minors who live with HIV-AIDS.
Copresida supports the pediatric initiative in coordination with other entities to obtain antiretroviral doses and medicine against opportunistic infections. It also finances nutrition and transport programs for minors with HIV-SIDA and their companions.
The Clinton Foundation funds the incentive previous to identification and collaborates in training, and the acquisition of medicines.