Global Fund against AIDS gives Burkina Faso 26 million Euros

Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Global Fund against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis has allocated 26 million Euros to Burkina Faso, officials told PANA in the Burkina capital on Monday.
According to the Fund's executive director, Michel Kazatchkine, the last funding to the West African country was intended exclusively for the fight against malaria.
He lauded the results achieved by Burkina Faso and the level of commitment of the political authorities and stakeholders in the health sector and civil society in the fight against AIDS.
Kazatchkine, who was in Africa for the first time to celebrate World AIDS Day, which took place in Manga in Burkina Faso, lauded the Burkina government's decision to reduce the cost of antiretroviral treatment per person per month from FCFA5,000 to FCFA1,500.
"It is for me a major initiative to improve access to the treatment for AIDS patients in this country," he said, and asked various actors involved in the fight against the pandemic "to remain vigilant and very mobilised for the prevention and treatment, because one cannot go without the other".

03 december 2007 20:25:00

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