Aby Toure (202) 473 8302
Kadiatou Pate Toure (226) 30 62 37
WashingtonDC, May 3, 2005 – The World Bank Board of Executive Directors today approved an International Development Association (IDA) grant of US$5 million to provide additional funding for HIV/AIDS mitigation activities in Burkina Faso.
The Supplemental HIV/AIDS Disaster Response grant will retain the design, basic objectives and operating procedures of the original HIV/AIDS Disaster Response project. It will help lower the risk of HIV transmission, strengthen the capacity to provide care and treatment to HIV- infected and/or affected persons, and mitigate the socioeconomic impact of HIV/AIDS on affected households and communities.
“The proposed supplemental grant will provide assistance for multi-sectoral response, including financing HIV/AIDS action plans, provincial AIDS committees and village micro-projects in 13 pilot provinces and support targeted interventions for vulnerable groups implemented by experienced national and international NGOs”, said Timothy Johnston, the World Bank’s Task Team Leader for the project.
The first component of the project –Ministry Action Plans—will finance implementation of a medical waste management strategy. It will fund limited activities among sectoral ministries and the National AIDS council.
The second component –Targeted Interventions—will ensure continued funding for NGOs contracts, including prevention and sexually transmitted infections (STI) treatment activities for commercial sex workers, prevention and STI treatment for artisenal miners, care and support program for orphans, listening centers for youth, HIV awareness raising and counseling for pregnant women, and capacity development for local HIV/AIDS NGOs.
The last component –Decentralized and Village Activities—will provide support for a pilot intervention for community-based care and support which will be accompanied by a rigorous impact evaluation.
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BF-HIV/AIDS Disaster Response Supplement (FY05)