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1 . The Republic of Tajikistan
Loan for USD10 million, to participate in phase-3 in the Dangara Valley Irrigation Project with the objective of poverty reduction among the population.
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In Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Sudan slightly reduced sorghum yields up to -6% are expected due to drought during the growing season. Maize yield prospects are good for Guinea-Bissau with an estimated surplus of about +9% relative to the 5 yr mean in the main growing areas.
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Geneva - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced that 2.3 million people living with HIV have been reached with lifesaving antiretroviral (ARV) treatment through AIDS programs it supports, a 31 per cent increase over results reported a year ago.
Global Fund-supported tuberculosis programs have so far put more than 5.4 million people on effective TB drugs treatment. Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death among HIV-infected people; the World Health Organization estimates that TB accounts for up to a …
This fact sheet outlines the principles and approach in determining the number of people on antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) for HIV/AIDS treatment, with a breakdown of the results by country, and answers to commonly-asked questions.
Question 1: How many people are receiving ARVs from programs supported by Global Fund grants?
As of June 1st 2009, programs supported by the Global Fund have reported 2.3 million people currently on ARVs for treatment of HIV/AIDS.
Question 2: What is the regional breakdown of people currently receiving ARVs?
- As the largest and most active international financial institutions (IFIs) and development finance institutions (DFIs) investing, lending, and providing advisory services in Africa(1), the African Development Bank Group, the Agence Française de Développement Group, the European Investment Bank, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, German Financial Cooperation (through KfW), the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, and the World Bank Group, are launching a Joint IFI/DFI Action Plan to respond to the Financial Crisis in Africa coordinated through the African Financing …
Overall yield prospects are good in Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali and Senegal where outputs of +6% to +10% above the 5 yr average are anticipated. However there are local differences within these countries. In Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo, the overall yield prospects are also positive with an estimated surplus of about +4% to +5% relative to the 5 yr mean.
Overall yield prospects are good in Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali and Senegal where outputs of +7% to +12% above the 5 yr average are anticipated. However there are local differences within these countries. In Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo, the overall yield prospects are also positive with an estimated surplus of about +4% relative to the 5 yr mean.
Overall yield prospects for sorghum and millet are good in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Guinea, Mali and Nigeria, where outputs of +5% to +9% above the 5 yr average are anticipated. However there are local differences within these countries. In Benin, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the overall yield prospects are also positive with an estimated surplus of about +4% relative to the 5 yr mean.
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