Associated Press - January 23, 2012
East Lansing, Mich. - Health officials at Michigan State University say they're hoping
to improve AIDS prevention efforts on the Caribbean island of
Hispaniola, home of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
The university says its Institute of International Health aims to
reduce new infections on the island, which has about 75 percent
of AIDS cases in the Caribbean.
Institute director Reza Nassiri says local officials in the
Dominican Republic and Haiti "have struggled to respond to the
epidemic of HIV/AIDS based upon the resources available to them."
Nassiri says Michigan State's approach involves providing
training and mentoring for nurses, social workers and other local
He says his institute will present the plan at the Global Risk
Forum's One Health Summit 2012 in Davos, Switzerland, on Feb.
Program details: http://bit.ly/xTCLqF