External assistance urged in AIDS battle
Tuesday 15 June 2004
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ETHIOPIA: External assistance urged in AIDS battle


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JOHANNESBURG, 3 June (PLUSNEWS) - Despite crucial steps taken by Ethiopia to tackle HIV/AIDS, the east African country urgently needs external assistance if its efforts are to be successful, a senior UN official has said.

Following his recent visit to Africa's second most populous country, Stephen Lewis, the Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, said the Ethiopian government was seeking US $400 million from the Global AIDS Fund to combat the disease.

Research shows that between 2 and 3 million of the country's nearly 70 million people are living with HIV/AIDS.

Lewis said: "The possibilities of widespread treatment in Ethiopia hang on the availability of resources."

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Recent ETHIOPIA Reports
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Focus on local manufacture of anti-retroviral drugs, 10/Mar/04
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