Moore pledges cash for AIDS fight by male circumcision

February 24th, 2009 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Feb 24 (IANS) Former James Bond star Roger Moore has pledged to donate money to the AIDS-devastated Southern African country Swaziland.
The British actor will hand the proceeds from an appearance at the Eilat Chamber Music Festival, which kicked off Sunday, to the Jerusalem AIDS Project (JAIP) - an Israeli programme that encourages male circumcision as a way of reducing AIDS and HIV in Africa, reports

Moore hopes his monetary gesture will help to pay for Israelis to train natives in the art of performing circumcisions, as an estimated 185,000 of Swaziland’s 1.1 million population is HIV positive.

“Who better than Jewish and Muslim doctors (from Israel) to carry out this procedure? Because they do it by the thousands,” he said.

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