Published in AIDS Weekly, March 11th, 2002
The decision by the 183-nation lending institution's board of directors brings lending to Africa under the MultiCountry HIV/AIDS Program for Africa to $1 billion in the current financial year.
An initial $500 million was approved last September.
The funds will be used for the prevention, treatment and support programs in 12 to 15 sub-Saharan African countries, the bank said. In addition, the program includes money for regional programs extending across the borders of several countries.
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