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Donor support urged for AIDS programmes
Wednesday 16 March 2005
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LIBERIA: Donor support urged for AIDS programmes


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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 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," told 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.

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Recent LIBERIA Reports
With peace in place, the battle against HIV/AIDS gains momentum,  9/Mar/05
HIV/AIDS prevalence surveys six to 12 months away,  21/Jun/04
Strong donor commitment urged amid ongoing war,  30/Jul/03
Government, UNDP sign prevention programme,  14/Feb/03
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