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Date: 01/12/2009 Description: Secretary Rice delivers opening remarks for the release of The President's 2009 PEPFAR Report Release of AIDS Relief Report
Secretary Rice (Jan. 12): "Another milestone is in our goal for care. We now support care for more than 10.1 million people affected worldwide, including more than 4 million orphans and vulnerable children who represent the hope for a brighter future. But of course, the best way to help children keep their parents is to keep their parents from becoming infected in the first place and to provide treatment for those parents who do need it, because no program can ever substitute for a parent. So our investments in keeping parents alive are giving children a better future." Full Text
Date: 12/01/2008 Description: President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush address reporters on World AIDS Day from the North Lawn of the White House, Monday, Dec. 1. 2008, where President Bush reaffirmed the commitment to fight HIV/AIDS at home and abroad. A large red ribbon is displayed from the North Portico of the White House in observance of World AIDS Day. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian  State Dept Photo

World AIDS Day, 2008
President Bush (Dec. 1): "Today is World AIDS Day, a day we reaffirm our commitment to fight HIV/AIDS at home and abroad. ...[T]o observe World AIDS Day, there is a red ribbon on the North Portico of the White House. The ribbon is a symbol of our resolve to confront HIV/AIDS and to affirm the matchless value of every life." Full TextPEPFAR.gov | Discussion With Amb. Dybul | Secretary Rice's Statement

 

  
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Secretary Rice Releases AIDS Relief Report
Secretary Rice (Jan. 12): "Good morning. I am pleased this morning to release the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief 2009, the Annual Report to Congress. This report highlights the achievements of the first five years of PEPFAR, the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease in human history." Full Text

Date: 11/30/2007 Location: Washington, DC Description: A red ribbon adorns the North Portico of the White House Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, in recognition of World AIDS Day and the commitment by President George W. Bush and his administration to fighting and preventing HIV/AIDS in America and the world.  White House PhotoWorld AIDS Days, 2008
Secretary Rice (Dec. 1): "During times of economic crisis, some may feel more comfortable turning inward - foregoing our commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS globally. But reneging on our commitments to the world’s poor cannot be an austerity measure, because this effort is more than just an expression of America’s compassion. This effort is a vital investment in the free, prosperous and peaceful international order that fundamentally serves our national interest." Full Text

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