UN to support Guinea to treat children with AIDS

Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinea Wednesday became the 17th country to join the United Nations project to care for 8 in 10 children with AIDS, malaria or tuberculosis, PANA learnt from official sources.

UN's Deputy Secretary General Philippe Douste Blazzy, who met with Guinean Prime Minister Mohamed Said Fofana here, said the country "fully agreed" to join the list of countries taking part in the project.

The former French Minister of Health and Foreign Affairs said 2 billion euros have been raised since 2006, through a levy of 1 euro for each plane ticket sold throughout the world. for the project.

The HIV/AIDS prevalence in Guinea is 1.8 percent and hundreds of infected and orphaned children lack support.
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