Amsterdam AIDS gala raises 730,000 euros

19th June 2011, Comments 0 comments

An annual benefit gala that raises money to combat HIV/AIDS has gathered 730,000 euros, an Aids Fund spokesperson says.

The money raised at the AmsterdamDiner will be donated to the Medical Credit Fund, that helps improve African health care in a sustainable way.

It does so by providing loans that have to be paid back rather than by making donations.

This approach, the AIDSs Fund says, is a new, more effective way to combat HIV/Aids and other related diseases.

The event in Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall was attended by more than 1,100 guests, including Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal, Deputy Foreign Minister Ben Knapen and Labour leader Job Cohen.

Artists who performed at the gala included Angela Groothuizen, Willeke Alberti and Bonnie St. Claire. cl

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