HC Deb 13 June 2003 vol 406 cc258-9W
John Barrett

To ask the Minister of State, Department for International Development what representations he has made to the Government of Burundi regarding the priority placed on the supply of anti-retroviral drugs to HIV/AIDS sufferers in that country. [116716]

Hilary Benn

The Department for International Development is supporting the National AIDS Council in Burundi through the International Partnership against AIDS in Africa (IPAA), with a contribution for Burundi of £4.15 million over the three years to March 2005. Burundi has been successful in obtaining significant resources for Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) from the Global Fund (to which DFID has contributed $200 million) and the World bank.

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