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LIBERIA: Donors urged on Liberia AIDS funding

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

JOHANNESBURG, 22 July (PLUSNEWS) - A US-based AIDS NGO on Tuesday expressed concern over donor commitment due to the current rebel onslaught on Liberia's capital, Monrovia.

The Nduaka Educational Foundation (NEF) recently donated HIV/AIDS test kits and laboratory equipment to two of the country's major hospitals to tackle the mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT).

However, NEF president, Chudy Nduaka, said the soaring death toll in the capital could throw into doubt pledges by potential donors to sustain the project.

"The success of our existing pilot MTCT project and expansion to parts of rural Liberia depends solely on the goodwill of our donors at this stage," Nduaka told the UN news service PlusNews.

He urged NEF donors not to renege on their commitment, adding that while the country had a number of HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns in place, none of them addressed the rising problem of MTCT.



Recent LIBERIA Reports
Youth not putting HIV prevention lessons into practice,  27/Oct/05
Not enough HIV-testing kits to meet demand, government,  21/Jul/05
HIV help at back of queue in war-battered east,  22/Jun/05
No money to finance AIDS survey, no treatment outside Monrovia,  18/Apr/05
With peace in place, the battle against HIV/AIDS gains momentum,  9/Mar/05
Le portail d'informations générales de la Côte d’Ivoire
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Le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le SIDA, la tuberculose et le paludisme
Le Réseau Afrique 2000

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