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NGO assists children affected by AIDS and war
Tuesday 22 March 2005
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UGANDA: NGO assists children affected by AIDS and war

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JOHANNESBURG, 18 March (PLUSNEWS) - The prevalence of HIV/AIDS and malaria, as well as high levels of unemployment in the war-affected areas of northern Uganda, were impacting on children, according to the international NGO, Save The Children.

Agnes Barongo, the group's information and communication officer, told The Monitor, a local newspaper, that these realities were undermining the possibility of children benefiting from existing education systems in the northern part of the country.

However, the NGO said it had a five-year plan in place to improve the quality of education for at least 10,000 children in the area.

"We have already opened up our offices in Kitgum and Pader [districts] to boost our services provision to children ... which is currently being supervised by our Gulu, Lira and Apac regional offices," Barongo confirmed.



Recent UGANDA Reports
Poverty affecting ART use among mothers,  10/Feb/05
Public transport to be used to combat HIV/AIDS,  20/Jan/05
PLWAs at the centre of AIDS response ,  16/Dec/04
New import measures lead to condom shortage,  15/Dec/04
US awards grant for AIDS and TB research,  1/Dec/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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