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IRIN PlusNews Weekly Issue 270, 10 February 2006

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CHAD: Worries about AIDS funding crunch after World Bank spat
SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE: Dangerous Bananas



CHAD: Worries about AIDS funding crunch after World Bank spat

Chad's fight against AIDS is set to be one of the main victims if a standoff between the government and the World Bank drags on, senior UN officials have warned.

The World Bank recently suspended all its loans to the impoverished landlocked country because of a decision by President Idriss Deby to tamper with an agreement governing how revenues from its fledgling oil project can be spent.

Chad, which has a HIV-prevalence rate of 4.8 percent, gets two-thirds of its AIDS funding from the global lender, and the freeze has struck at a critical time.

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SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE: Dangerous Bananas

Children are the wealth of the poor, say the fishermen of Angolares on the island of São Tomé. If a wife has not conceived after a year of marriage, the families take the couple to a traditional doctor for fertility treatment, and if this still does not work, the wife's parents arrange another husband.

The pressure to have children is not exclusive to Angolares, some 35 kilometres south of the capital, São Tomé, it is equally strong in the rest of the country and one of the reasons for low condom use, according to Dr Antonio Amado Vaz, director of the São Tomése Association for Family Promotion (ASPF).

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