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BURKINA FASO: Local fundraising planned for AIDS treatment

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 9 November (PLUSNEWS) - An AIDS NGO in Burkina Faso is shifting to local fundraising, as external funding seems to focus more on prevention programmes than long-term anti-AIDS treatment.

Although an estimated 43,000 people are in need of treatment, through pledges by the Global AIDS Fund, only 2,000 currently have access to antiretrovirals.

"The Global Fund takes care of 3,500 people over a period of four years, but what will become of them at the end of the period?" asked Mamadou Sawadogo, chairman of the Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (REGIPIV), during an interview with the UN news service, PlusNews.

The fund raising campaign is expected to be launched by March 2005 and will appeal for local contributions through sports or cultural events.



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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