Winning Over Africa On AIDS

His health-care overhaul went nowhere, but former President Bill Clinton is having more success in the humanitarian realm. He announced an ambitious program last week to help developing countries clear two major obstacles in fighting AIDS: the high cost of antiretroviral drugs and the low quality of their own health-care systems. His foundation has enlisted four drug companies, which will offer AIDS-fighting drugs at one-third the usual price. Four African countries and more than a dozen in the Caribbean region have signed on for the program so far.

A big surprise is that one of those countries is South Africa--whose president,...

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