Panafrican News Agency (PANA) Daily Newswire
27 April 2002
Zimbabwe Applauds Fund's Anti-AIDS Donation
Harare, Zimbabwe (PANA) - Zimbabwean health officials on
Saturday applauded the 22.9 million US dollar subvention from
the Fund established to combat the spread of AIDS,
tuberculosis and malaria.
They said the money, to be released in instalments over
the next two years, would be used to finance programmes aimed
at preventing the spread of the three diseases, which kill
thousands of people in Zimbabwe each year. AIDS alone claims
an estimated 5,000 people in the country every week, while
thousands die from malaria annually.
Everisto Marowa, director of the National AIDS Council
(NAC), said the money was badly needed to help intensify efforts
to curb the spread of the incurable disease in Zimbabwe, which
"As NAC we are very happy. This is in recognition of the
work done to develop our proposal. It is an achievement for
all Zimbabweans, especially those that contributed to our
proposal," he said.
"The challenge for us now is to deliver and achieve the
intended results which is to make an impact on malaria and
HIV and AIDS," he added.