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Free anti-AIDS treatment kicks off
Monday 6 September 2004
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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.

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