Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Bono Responds to PEPFAR Announcement

Today,Rock Star and global humanitarian Bono released his statement in response to President George Bush's five(5) year, $30 billion dollar plan for AIDS Relief to Africa.
On May 30, 2007, President Bush announced his intention to work with Congress to reauthorize the President' Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Emergency Plan/PEPFAR). The five-year, $30 billion proposal would double the United States initial $15 billion commitment made in 2003. Assuming Congress meets the President's request for Fiscal Year 2008, and with the new $30 billion proposal, the American people will have committed $48.3 billion across 10 years to fight HIV/AIDS(more...)