Libya, UNDP sign agreement on AIDS prevention

Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan National Centre for the Prevention and Control of Transmitted and Endemic Diseases and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed an agreement for the implementation of a project ai med at curbing the transmission of AIDS.
The agreement was signed on Tuesday by the Secretary of the Libyan people's committee of the National Centre for the Prevention and Control of Transmitted and Endemic Diseases, Abdelhafidh Abudheir, and the UNDP acting resident representative, Ramtan Balkrishnen.
It is expected to strengthen the capacities of the centre's staff on the prevention and control of transmitted and endemic diseases.
According to a Tripoli-based paper, Al-Fajr El-Jedi, this agreement also covers statistical and data collection techniques used to assess the behaviour of high r isk categories with a view to preventing transmitted and endemic diseases.
The newspaper said the agreement, which comes within the framework of a series of agreements between the Centre and UNDP, would help improve the health system and assess the project's performances.
The spread of AIDS in Libya is mainly through injections, representing between 50 and 60 per cent of new cases.
Libya has 11,152 people infected by HIV/AIDS, or a prevalence rate of 0.
13 per cent.

31 march 2010 21:27:00




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