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BURKINA FASO: AIDS $1.5 million project administered by UN

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JOHANNESBURG, 17 August (PLUSNEWS) - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to help Burkina Faso tackle HIV/AIDS by administering an African Development Fund (ADF) loan of US $1.5 million.

The UNDP acting resident representative, Anna Coulibaly, and the permanent secretary of Burkina Faso's National Council for AIDS Control, Joseph Andre Tiendrebeogo, signed the 36-month interest-free loan agreement.

Burkina Faso already has access to a two-year, $7 million Global AIDS Fund grant, which is also monitored by UNDP, to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and provide medical care and community training.

Although the country's 2004 sentinel survey, based on the voluntary testing of pregnant women at antenatal clinics, found that the current AIDS prevalence rate of 4.2 percent represented a sharp fall from the 6.5 percent indicated in the 2003 survey, health experts have warned that there were no grounds for complacency.



Recent BURKINA FASO Reports
Government aims to put 30,000 on ARVs by 2010,  5/Jul/05
Returning migrants struggle to pay for AIDS treatment,  4/Feb/05
Government needs help to increase numbers on ARV, aid workers say,  31/Dec/04
NGOs seek local funds to access ARVs ,  8/Nov/04
Sentinel survey shows decline in AIDS prevalence,  7/May/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

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