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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Cash injection for AIDS NGO


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JOHANNESBURG, 4 September (PLUSNEWS) - A Japanese NGO has received US $500,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to tackle HIV/AIDS education and prevention in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Mizuko Tokunaga, the director of the NGO, Amis d'Afrique, said the grant had been allocated to the southern provinces of Ombella Mpoko and Lobaye, and would also cover HIV/AIDS community training projects.

Speaking with the UN news service PlusNews, Tokunaga confirmed that the education segment of the programme was due to start early in September.

The Institut Pasteur, a private research foundation, has estimated that 14.8 percent of the CAR's 3.5 million people are living with HIV/AIDS.

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