ART projects in 2002 - MSF basic facts and figures

In 2003, MSF will at least double the number of patients under antiretroviral therapy (ART) in its existing programmes. In addition, MSF will double the number of countries where it is providing ART programmes. In the coming year, MSF is planning to start new or additional ARV projects in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Rwanda, Peru, Honduras, Indonesia, Laos and Myanmar. In addition, ARV treatment may be provided in MSF projects on a case-by-case basis. The following list is a quick view of the ten countries with MSF ART programmes and the number of ART beneficiaries in each. MSF antiretroviral therapy in 2002
  • South Africa: 300 patients
  • Thailand: 350 patients
  • Cambodia: 273 patients, including 11 children
  • Guatemala: 155 patients
  • Kenya: 240 patients, including 20 children
  • Malawi: 302 patients, including 11 children
  • Thailand: 315 patients, including 58 children
  • Uganda: 29 patients
  • Cameroon: 133 patients
  • Guatemala: 160 patients (two projects)
  • Honduras: 25, including 4 children
  • Ukraine: 18 children under ART There are 42 million people worldwide living with AIDS.