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UNAIDS chief heaps praise on China's anti-AIDS efforts (2)
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16:59, July 17, 2007

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Nandawu Village, along with several other villages in Shangcai County, has been hit in the international media spotlight over the past decade due to its high incidence of AIDS, a result of illegal blood deals made before 1995.

Shangcai County, a poverty-stricken region home to more than one million people, had 6,925 HIV/AIDS patients by the end of July 2006, with most of the people having contracted the disease because of the contaminated blood donations or transfusions.

Since the beginning of 2004, the Chinese government has expended huge efforts in tackling the problem by intensifying publicity work, building more clinics, dispatching medical teams and offering free checkups and meditation.

More than 2,500 HIV/AIDS victims in Henan Province have received free traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) treatment in the past two years, according to provincial health authorities.

Besides, the provincial government has launched a program to subsidize those AIDS-affected families by granting 160 yuan (about 20.4 US dollars) to each orphan.

Twenty government-sponsored orphanages called "Sunlight Home" have been built around Henan, housing a total of 1,000 AIDS orphans.

These "Sunlight Homes" provide living expenses, tuition fees, psychological consultations and vocational training projects that equip the orphans with skills to make a living.

Around 200 million yuan (about 26.3 million U.S. dollars) has been allocated in the past four years to help raise the living standards in those villages heavily hit by AIDS.

Source: Xinhua
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