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More support for PWAs
Tuesday 21 September 2004
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BURKINA FASO: More support for PWAs

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 19 March (PLUSNEWS) - More than 500 delegates at a national conference on Tuesday called for the funding of treatment programmes for people living with HIV/AIDS (PWAs) in Burkina Faso.

Attending the country's first national conference on HIV/AIDS, participants recommended that HIV/AIDS prevention activities be integrated into all development programmes and projects.

According to a UN Developmenr Programme press release, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation Youssouf Ouedraogo, said the government would make every effort to implement the resulting recommendations.

Using the UN-prepared National Human Development Report 2001 as a main reference, the conference warned that life expectancy could decline to 44 years by 2010.

UNAIDS estimates that 6.5 of the country's adults aged between 15 and 49 are HIV-positive.



Recent BURKINA FASO Reports
Sentinel survey shows decline in AIDS prevalence,  7/May/04
Government urges traditional healers to help tackle HIV/AIDS,  25/Feb/04
Chiefs to support anti-AIDS drive,  26/Dec/03
Cheaper drugs from India for people with HIV,  22/Apr/03
National dialogue on HIV/AIDS,  19/Mar/03
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
Mothers and HIV/AIDS

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