IRIN PlusNews HIV/AIDS News and information service | Southern Africa | ERITREA: World Banks boosts fight against HIV/AIDS, communicable diseases | Care Treatment, Prevention Research, Other | Daily
Tuesday 27 December 2005
Home About PlusNews Country Profiles News Briefs Special Reports Subscribe Archive IRINnews


East Africa
Great Lakes
Horn of Africa
Southern Africa
·South Africa
West Africa
RSS - News Briefs


PlusNews E-mail Subscription

ERITREA: World Banks boosts fight against HIV/AIDS, communicable diseases

[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

JOHANNESBURG, 4 August (PLUSNEWS) - The World Bank this week reinforced its promise to help boost Eritrea's fight against communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

Eritrea's Minister of National Development and World Bank officials signed a grant agreement totalling US $24 million, approved by the Bank at the end of June.

According to the BBC, the money will be used for the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, as well as reducing the death rate of mothers and babies during birth.

The grant will be administered by the country's HIV/AIDS/STI, TB, Malaria and Reproductive Health Project.



Recent ERITREA Reports
Gov't says HIV prevalence stabilising,  21/Oct/04
Focus - Eritrea tackles AIDS,  10/Jul/02
UN peacekeepers providing AIDS awareness training,  4/Jun/02
Focus on rapid expansion of HIV/AIDS,  9/May/02
UN initiative targets HIV/AIDS among soldiers,  18/Oct/01
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

PlusNews does not take responsibility for info in links supplied.

[Back] [Home Page]

Click here to send any feedback, comments or questions you have about PlusNews Website or if you prefer you can send an Email to Webmaster

Copyright © IRIN 2005
The material contained on comes to you via IRIN, a UN humanitarian news and information service, but may not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies.
All PlusNews material may be reposted or reprinted free-of-charge; refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use. IRIN is a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.