Speaker: J Higgins, Rotary AIDS Project

 
Jack Higgins, MD in on vacation in Hawaii but took time to share with RCHB the 25 years of the Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project (LARAP.)
 
Jack, who's day job is chief medical officer for Avantis Medical Systems, has served on the AIDS Project board for 13 years and recently spent time in Liberia for the launch of the partnership of Save the Children and LARAP. Save the Children is the biggest NGO dealing with kids in the world.
 
He noted that while in the United States, AIDS is a treatableable, controlable disease, but in Africa "it is still a killing disease."  Each year 300,000 children are affected.
 
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