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WOMAN: In another clinic across town, CDC works with Coptic Hospital to combat the AIDS epidemic, Kenya's most deadly killer. Coptic and CDC provide life-saving care to kids with HIV and their families, preventing the spread of HIV to the next generation. DR. WARUI: [ Speaking Swahili ] WOMAN: Coptic is one of CDC's faith-based partners. Here in 2011, more than 4,000 consultations with HIV-infected children provided life-saving care. Over 200 mothers received medicine to prevent transmitting HIV to their babies.

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