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DRC: Much-needed AIDS funding under preparation

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JOHANNESBURG, 10 December (PLUSNEWS) - The World Bank is currently preparing a US $100 million grant to help the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) tackle HIV/AIDS.

Jean-Charles Kra, a DRC representative for the Bank, said negotiations with the government could take place at the beginning of 2004.

Kra told the UN news service PlusNews: "At present we are finalising the dossier."

Research by the country's national AIDS organisation, the Programme national de lutte contre le sida (PNLS), suggests that HIV/AIDS could affect more than 25 million people within 10 years.



Recent DRC Reports
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Help victims of sexual violence among expelled Congolese, OCHA says,  28/Apr/04
Government, University of North Carolina sign technical agreement,  14/Apr/04
US official in pledge for more aid to combat HIV/AIDS,  16/Mar/04
Focus on rampant rape, despite end of war,  8/Mar/04
Le portail d'informations générales de la Côte d’Ivoire
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
Youth against AIDS

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