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Global Fund millions bring more AIDS drugs
Saturday 30 April 2005
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DJIBOUTI: Global Fund millions bring more AIDS drugs

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JOHANNESBURG, 30 July (PLUSNEWS) - People living with HIV/AIDS in Djibouti could soon have wider access to anti-AIDS drugs as a result of a Global AIDS Fund allocation of US $12 million.

Omar Ali Ismael, the head of Djibouti's inter-sectoral technical committee on HIV/AIDS, said the new funding would help to increase the number of HIV-positive people on treatment from the current 200 up to 4,000.

"Everybody in Djibouti, including refugees and legal immigrants who need treatment, will be able to receive them free of charge up until 2007," Ismael told the UN news service, PlusNews.

The government will also use the money to improve HIV/AIDS treatment and care, target vulnerable groups through prevention, promote civil society involvement, and step up data gathering and surveillance.



Recent DJIBOUTI Reports
Grappling with the demand for anti-AIDS drugs,  16/Dec/04
More free antiretroviral drugs to become available,  29/Jul/04
Female peer educators trained on HIV/AIDS,  19/Jul/04
Media to take more active role in fighting HIV/AIDS,  2/Jun/04
Free ARVs distributed for the first time,  11/Mar/04
Le portail d'informations générales de la Côte d’Ivoire
Sida Info Services
Le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le SIDA, la tuberculose et le paludisme
Le Réseau Afrique 2000
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria

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