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ETHIOPIA: Free AIDS drugs for thousands

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JOHANNESBURG, 13 December (PLUSNEWS) - The US has announced plans to provide free anti-AIDS treatment to over 200,000 HIV-positive Ethiopians over the next five years.

According to assistant US Global AIDS coordinator Mark Dybul, this will follow the provision of free drugs to 15,000 people at 20 sites by the end of March 2005.

The cost of the March treatment target is estimated at US $43 million and is part of the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a five-year $15 billion initiative to tackle HIV/AIDS.

A local newspaper, The Daily Monitor, quoted Dybul as saying: "Ethiopia is one of 15 countries that are getting a huge amount of money from [PEPFAR]."



Recent ETHIOPIA Reports
New strategy launched to combat HIV/AIDS,  24/Jan/05
Plan launched to help orphans,  14/Dec/04
Free HIV drugs distribution to be undertaken by government,  10/Dec/04
Prime minister's wife takes public HIV test,  1/Dec/04
Musicians join politicians to fight HIV/AIDS,  18/Nov/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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