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Burundi Uses Global Fund Grant to Expand HIV/AIDS Prevention, Testing, Treatment

March 25, 2010

PANA/Afrique en ligne examines how the country of Burundi plans to use the $135 million, five-year HIV/AIDS grant it received from the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. According to Yves Sahinguvu, the Burundian first vice-president in charge of political, administrative and security affairs, the grant will fund an expansion of voluntary HIV testing, antiretroviral treatment for children and adults, and to prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV/AIDS, among other things (3/24).

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