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BOTSWANA: AIDS drug roll out bearing fruit

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JOHANNESBURG, 26 October (PLUSNEWS) - Health experts have attributed fewer AIDS-related deaths in Botswana to the government's steadily progressing rollout of anti-AIDS drugs.

In a new report Botswana's health ministry and the World Health Organisation said the overall mortality of patients on treatment was less than 10 percent.

"The Botswana experience proves that it is possible to provide ART [antiretroviral therapy] services on a wide scale, with good results, in resource-limited settings," the report noted.

At least 16 government hospitals are providing treatment to more than 17,000 people countrywide and almost 7,000 people are being treated in private facilities.



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