Cape Verde creates AIDS co-ordinating committee

Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Authorities in Cape Verde have created an AIDS control co-ordinating committee headed by Prime minister Jose Maria Neves, official sources said in Praia Friday.
The committee's role is to co-ordinate the implementation of government's anti-AIDS policy and promote co-operation with local and international partners and other institutions involved in HIV/AIDS control activities.
Secretary of State for the Youth Maria de Jesus Mascarenhas is Vice-President of the committee, whose members are the directors of health, education, youth and social communication.
Representatives of youth and women organisations have also been included in the committee.
Health authorities in Praia estimated that about 3,000 people were living with HIV/AIDS in Cape Verde by the year 2000.

20 july 2001 20:44:00

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