Interfax-Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, February 16, 2004
Kyiv - An office of the TransAtlantic Partners Against AIDS organization
is to open in Ukraine within a month.
Organization President John Tedstrom announced this during a meeting
with Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn in Kyiv
Parliamentary press service chief Viktoria Shvedova told the press
after the meeting that the parties had discussed the problem and the
ways of counteracting the spread of AIDS in Ukraine.
"Unfortunately, Ukraine is in the first ranks by the pace of the
HIV/AIDS syndrome spread," Lytvyn emphasized adding that the
financing of fight on AIDS does not meet the real demands of the state.
Viktor Pinchuk, Owner, ICTV; Peter Piot, Executive Director, UNAIDS; Elena Franchuk, Founder, "ANTI-AIDS" Elena Franchuk Foundation and John Tedstrom, President, TPAA at launch of Global Media AIDS Initiative
It is also necessary to organize closer coordination of efforts by the
Ukrainian and international organizations in charge. "This problem is
of a global character. I believe, we will be able to make real steps with
your support," Lytvyn told the foreign guest.
Under the Health Ministry information, over 62,000 HIV-infected
people were registered in Ukraine by January 1 this year. 3,592
people died of AIDS. In 2003 alone, 10,000 people contracted HIV
infection. According to the Health Ministry, 6,750 people, including
208 children, are diagnosed "final stage of AIDS."
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