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World Bank grant accord signed for AIDS
Wednesday 25 May 2005
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ANGOLA: World Bank grant accord signed for AIDS

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JOHANNESBURG, 20 May (PLUSNEWS) - Angola and the World Bank this week signed a US $125 million agreement covering a number of programmes, including projects for HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis (TB).

The country's Minister of Planning, Ana Dias Lourenco, told the Angola Press Agency that the funds would boost existing government efforts aimed at tackling the diseases.

Some $21 million of the agreed amount has been allocated to AIDS, malaria and TB, while the remainder will go towards bolstering social service delivery, as well as emergency preparedness.

Lourenco said the grant represented a sign of trust and support, won by Angola over the years, as this was the third time the country was receiving such assistance from the World Bank.



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Le portail d'informations générales de la Côte d’Ivoire
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Le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le SIDA, la tuberculose et le paludisme
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The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria

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