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War hampers AIDS struggle
Thursday 2 September 2004
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COTE D IVOIRE: War hampers AIDS struggle

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JOHANNESBURG, 9 April (PLUSNEWS) - AIDS NGOs are concerned that Cote d'Ivoire's political unrest will hamper the disbursement of a recent Global Fund grant, the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency reported on Wednesday.

The West African country was granted US $92 million by the Global Fund in January, but NGOs say the six-month civil war has made it difficult to operate freely.

"How will people living with HIV/AIDS in conflict zones take advantage of this grant? It will be hard to locate all those still alive, given the prevailing security situation in war zones," Urban Tiecoura of AIDS NGO, Luniere Action, said.

Meanwhile, the minister of social affairs, Clotilde Ohouochi, has assured all people living with HIV/AIDS that funds would be managed transparently.



Recent COTE D IVOIRE Reports
Nurses run checkpoint gauntlet to get medicines for north,  30/Aug/04
Government slashes price of ARV treatment for AIDS,  3/Jun/04
AIDS activists angry at slow disbursement from Global Fund,  11/May/04
More than half the patients tested in rebel hospital HIV positive,  27/Jan/04
Activists warn against complacency over HIV/AIDS,  16/Dec/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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