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Clinton Announces AIDS Initiative in Senegal


Dakar, Senegal–The final stop in Africa lasted only a few hours.

Essentially we flew here to listen to President Clinton and others make an announcement about new guidelines to treat infants born with HIV.

 Read the National Geographic News story about it.


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An observer of the goings on at the health center in Dakar, Senegal, where Clinton and others made their announcement about treatment of infants with HIV.

Photo by David Braun/NGS

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Members of the press corps in Senegal crowd around a speaker to tape the speeches.

Photo by David Braun/NGS


The journalists who accompanied Bill Clinton on his 2008 Africa tour. Behind us is the “Flying Palace,” the Boeing 707 that brought us to Africa in style.

Photo courtesy Justin Sullivan


Forty years in U.S., UK, and South African media gives David Braun global perspective and experience across multiple storytelling platforms. His coverage of science, nature, politics, and technology has been published/broadcast by the BBC, CNN, NPR, AP, UPI, National Geographic, TechWeb, De Telegraaf, Travel World, and Argus South African Newspapers. He has published two books and won several journalism awards. He has 120,000 followers on social media. David Braun edits the National Geographic Society blog, hosting a global discussion on issues resonating with the Society's mission and initiatives. He also directs the Society side of the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, awarded to Americans seeking the opportunity to spend nine months abroad, engaging local communities and sharing stories from the field with a global audience. Follow David on Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn

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