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ARV funding programme sent to Khayelitsha

An ARV programme funded by the Global Fund is set to have a huge impact on Khayelitsha residents.

An ARV programme funded by the Global Fund is set to have a huge impact on Khayelitsha residents.

CAPE TOWN - A new anti-retroviral (ARV) programme, which will be funded by the Global Fund, will make a significant impact in Khayelitsha, the City of Cape Town said on Monday.

The City will sign an agreement with the international financing institution over the next few weeks, and is expected to receive R39.8 million for the programme.

The project will be rolled out at eight municipal clinics in Khayelitsha, which currently provide more than 6,000 people with ARV treatment.

The City's mayoral committee member for health Lungiswa James said: "It is going to address a huge need and I'm glad that the province is assisting us in this, understanding that together we have to make it work for the benefit of our community.

"This is going to benefit a lot of people. We have a lot of children who are HIV positive that will be benefitting from that amount of money."