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LESOTHO: Multi-million dollar AIDS centre launched

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JOHANNESBURG, 10 May (PLUSNEWS) - Drug giant Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) on Friday marked the fifth anniversary of its AIDS initiative, "Secure the Future", with the launch of an HIV/AIDS centre in Lesotho.

The Senkatana Centre, one of five community-based HIV/AIDS treatment support programmes in southern Africa, is part of the ongoing US $100 million commitment announced by BMS in 1999.

BMS chairman Peter Dolan said in a statement: "Through 'Secure the Future', Bristol-Myers Squibb is helping to lead the global fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic."

Dolan said the programme had pioneered the development of public-private partnerships that especially benefited women and children in one of the hardest-hit populations in the region.



Recent LESOTHO Reports
First health centre to distribute ART opened,  10/May/04
Anti-AIDS programme working with the youth,  10/Mar/04
HIV/AIDS testing facilities still to be set up,  9/Mar/04
Govt moves to tackle AIDS pandemic,  8/Mar/04
New laws to strengthen HIV/AIDS action,  12/Feb/04
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
Youth against AIDS

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