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Free anti-AIDS treatment kicks off
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GHANA: Free anti-AIDS treatment kicks off

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JOHANNESBURG, 27 January (PLUSNEWS) - People living with HIV/AIDS in Ghana are receiving treatment from a free antiretoviral programme launched early in January.

Sekyi Amoah, director-general of the Ghana AIDS Commission, told Reuters that the drugs were being disbursed through four hospitals around the country.

Amoah said: "Our target is to have 6,000 people on the drugs each year over the next two years."

The free treatment is partially subsidised through a US $15 million Global AIDS Fund grant which will also cover refurbishment of hospitals and laboratory facilities, in addition to counselling and testing for the next two years.



Recent GHANA Reports
Global Fund urges wider use of impregnated mosquito nets,  5/Aug/04
29,000 targetted for anti-retroviral therapy,  6/May/04
HIV infection rates rising in cities, survey shows,  11/Feb/04
ECOWAS governments tackle HIV/AIDS in their armed forces,  9/Feb/04
HIV/AIDS drugs to be ordered for hospitals,  4/Jul/03
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
Youth against AIDS

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