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TANZANIA: Swedes boost AIDS treatment plan

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JOHANNESBURG, 21 February (PLUSNEWS) - Tanzania's plan to have 400,000 HIV-positive people on treatment by 2008 has received a US $22 million shot in the arm from Sweden.

Announcing the new funds at the weekend, permanent secretary for the Ministry of Health Gray Mgonja told Agence France-Presse the grant was "timely", since his government had only recently implemented its HIV/AIDS treatment plan.

According to Mgonja, a $2 million order for antiretroviral drugs had already been placed, while another order worth $3.5 million was being finalised by government.

It is estimated that only 3,000 of the country's two million HIV-positive people currently have access to the life-prolonging drugs.



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