Bill Gates to give $1 million to Brazil’s AIDS programme

Billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates will donate one million dollars to Brazil’s fight against AIDS, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday.

The donation, it said, will be in the form of the “Gates Prize for 2003 World Health,” to be presented on Thursday to Dr. Paulo R. Teixeira, head of the Brazilian AIDS program.

Teixeira said the money would be disbursed among several centres that treat AIDS and care for orphans of the incurable disease.


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