Independent-on-Line, 21 October 2002, R10,3bn shot in arm for
World Bank has committed $1-billion (about R10,3-billion) to fight HIV and Aids
countries have previously complained that financial support from the World Bank
was in the form of credit, and states worst hit by HIV and Aids were far too
poor to afford loans.
have significantly upped our commitment to fighting Aids in
July this year, support has been in the form of grants. Countries that got loans
earlier and which are putting in new requests, such as
want implementation strengthened."
World Bank was working with grassroots communities and non-government
organisations in the anti-Aids battle.
Madavo said most African states were waking up to the Aids nightmare. – Reuters