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NIGERIA: Multi-million dollar HIV test kit contract awarded

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JOHANNESBURG, 12 May (PLUSNEWS) - Nigeria has awarded a US $25 million tender to Medical Services International (MSI), a Canadian firm, for the supply of its rapid VScan HIV test kits.

The procurement contract is backed by a grant of $120 million from the World Bank to Nigeria, for the improvement of its health, educational and agricultural sectors.

Delivery of the single-use kit, which tests for HIV subtypes 1 and 2, is to begin in June.

In a statement MSI said it had already received confirmation of payment from Nigeria's Federal High Court.



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