Germany gives 23m Euros to fight against AIDS in Central Africa

Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The German government has announced a grant of 23 million Euros to three central African countries to fight HIV/AIDS, under the second phase of the Strategic Plan to fight against HIV/AIDS in Central Africa (PPSAC), the Congolese Ministry of Health and Population announced.

The strategic plan was validated during a workshop attended by representatives of ministries, civil society, NGOs and sub-regional agencies of the United Nations system in Brazzaville Tuesday.

The second phase of PPSAC covers a period of four years and involves three countries of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) - Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea - and follows the successful first phase conducted in Cameroon, Chad and Central African Republic.

PPSAC has three objectives: ensuring at least 50% increase in availability of condoms and other contraceptives and a positive change in the behavior of target groups; More awareness on prevention, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS and the reduction of stigmatization and discrimination of people living with HIV (PLWHA).

Seroprevalence rates of HIV/AIDS in the CEMAC countries vary between 3 and 6 per cent.
-0- PANA MB/JSG/JEN/SEG 15Dec2010

15 Dezembro 2010 11:19:11

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