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Thompson's HHS legacy will include efforts to combat disease in Africa

Pictured: Dan Vogel, Department of Health and Human Services; Tom Still, Wisconsin Technology Council; Tommy G. Thompson, Department of Health and Human Services and park warden at Arusha National Park near Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
Arusha, Tanzania Even if former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson skips a second term in......

Full article >>> fected with the HIV/AIDS virus, about 27 million live in Africaand most of those south of the Sahara desert. Mosquito-borne malaria is a constant scourge, and TB is easily passed from one unvaccinated person to the next.

Collectively, those three diseases help to keep the continent in poverty, and have all but stymied social and economic progress. In fact, veteran foreign-service officers......

Full article >>> ca (2003) and was unopposed when he ran for chairman of the fund. His receptions weren't always warm, however. In July 2002, Thompson's speech on AIDS to a crowd in Barcelona, Spain, was drowned out by protesters who questioned the scale of the U.S. commitment.

It may be years before Thompson's work in Africa yields results. However, a public health infrastructure that varies according to......

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Source:wistechnology.com By Tom Still 11/29/04


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