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Application submitted for HIV/AIDS millions
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SWAZILAND: Application submitted for HIV/AIDS millions

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JOHANNESBURG, 3 May (PLUSNEWS) - Swaziland has selected preferred drug suppliers for its HIV/AIDS drug programme and applied for a five-year grant for US $48.5 million from the Global AIDS Fund.

The request includes $7 million for the first year and is being considered in the fourth round of proposals, to be announced by the Fund in June.

UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Stephen Lewis recently announced that Swaziland had overtaken Botswana's level of HIV infection and now had the world's highest HIV/AIDS prevalence.

According to Reuters, the grant is expected to provide home care for HIV-positive people, as well as health education and HIV prevention programmes.



Recent SWAZILAND Reports
New survey shows much lower HIV infection among youth,  27/Aug/04
New rapid HIV test makes determining status easier,  23/Aug/04
New radio drama spreads AIDS awareness,  11/Aug/04
Rural health "motivators" could ease professional shortage,  3/Aug/04
Rising HIV/AIDS among truckers will impact on costs,  30/Jul/04
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
Youth against AIDS

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