News Release WHO/27
GENEVA/MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK, 31 July
2008 - As the world's leaders and AIDS community gather in Mexico
for the biennial global conference on HIV and AIDS, UNITAID, UNICEF and
the World Health Organization (WHO) today announced an infusion of $50
million aimed at halting mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
Over the next two years, UNITAID funding
will be used to test some 10 million pregnant women for HIV and treat 285
000 mothers and children in nine target countries: Central African Republic,
China, Haiti, Lesotho, Myanmar, Nigeria, Swaziland, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.