Congo gets 17b CFAF from World Fund against HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria

Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The World Fund against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria will grant 17 billion CFAF to Congo to fight against HIV/AIDS, the Committee of National Coordination of Projects announced Monday in Brazzaville.

The financing, over a period of five years, will help the National Council of Fight against HIV/AIDS (CNLS) and the French Red Cross to reinforce prevention in illiterate young people, who are more at risk and the management of children with HIV/AIDS, the committee added.

"This funding will, among other things, facilitate access to counselling and screening of 267,520 adults, aged between 15 and 49; increase management to cover 100 per cent of children identified with HIV/AIDS and reinforce the treatment of infected children," the committee said in a communique.

Under the programme, more than 50 per cent of women will have access to counselling and voluntary screening in the mobile voluntary screening centres and 4,480 children with HIV/AIDS will benefit from a medical, psychological and nutritional management.
-0- PANA MB/TBM/MTD/BOS 21Feb2011

21 february 2011 16:42:08




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