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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Construction of AIDS centres on the cards

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JOHANNESBURG, 17 December (PLUSNEWS) - Sixteen sites have been identified across the Central African Republic (CAR) for the construction of HIV/AIDS detection-prevention-treatment centres, a UN official has said.

In an interview with PlusNews, UNDP resident representative Stan Nkwain said the programme would be funded by the Global AIDS Fund.

"This is a legitimate ambition, given the extent to which HIV/AIDS is ravaging the population," Nkwain commented.

Government statistics indicate that the CAR has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in central Africa, with 14.8 percent of its 3.5 million inhabitants living with the disease.



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