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08 Sep 2005 description
report World Bank

Disease kills more than a million people each year and blunts economic growth

07 Sep 2005 description
report World Bank

September 7, 2005 -- The World Bank is sponsoring a summit in Paris in a bid to secure more resources and better coordination in the fight against malaria in Africa.

29 Aug 2005 description
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The World Bank is playing a key role in a multi-donor effort to disarm, demobilize and reintegrate former combatants in Central Africa. As the largest program in the world, it's helping some 450,000 combatants from seven countries in the region.

It has been dubbed Africa's first world war - years of violence and suffering which have plagued the Great Lakes Region in central Africa.

29 Aug 2005 description
report World Bank

The World Bank is playing a key role in a multi-donor effort to disarm, demobilize and reintegrate former combatants in Central Africa. As the largest program in the world, it's helping some 450,000 combatants from seven countries in the region.

It has been dubbed Africa's first world war - years of violence and suffering which have plagued the Great Lakes Region in central Africa.

30 Jun 2005 description
report World Bank
  1. This report provides an update of activities carried out under the Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (MDRP) since the previous quarterly progress report (January to March 2005). The report is organized by the four main components of the MDRP, namely: (i) national demobilization and reintegration programs; (ii) special projects; (iii) regional activities; and (iv) overall program management.
31 Mar 2005 description
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  1. This report provides an update of activities carried out under the Multi-Country Demobilization and Reintegration Program (MDRP) since the time of the previous quarterly progress report (October to December 2004). The report is organized by the four main components of the MDRP, namely: (i) national demobilization and reintegration programs; (ii) special projects; (iii) regional activities; and (iv) overall program management. The box below provides a snapshot of the quarter's main activities under the program.
15 Mar 2005 description
report World Bank

Civil War, Conflicts, and Poverty in the Region Have Fueled Spread of AIDS

News Release No:2005/383/AFR

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2005 - The World Bank today approved a US$20 million grant to step up the fight against HIV/AIDS in the six countries of the Great Lakes region- Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda-which are home to more than six million people living with HIV/AIDS, and more than three million children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS.

The new project-

15 Mar 2005 description
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Given the nature and extent of HIV/AIDS, and its high prevalence in the region, there is urgent need to contain its spread, therefore this multi-country focus of activities, is fully justified in this region's very fragile economies, and, grant financing is appropriate.
The Program objectives and its subsequent phases will contribute to the reduction of HIV infections, and mitigate the socio-economic impact of the epidemic in the Great Lakes Region, by developing regional collaboration, and implementing interventions that can add value to the efforts of each individual country.