Saturday, May 26, 2007

Swedish AIDS/HIV aid

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency on Thursday announced it will provide the Zimbabwean government with $7.6 million to fund HIV/AIDS projects in the country, Xinhua News Agency reports.

The Swedish Cooperative Center will receive $1 million for the Food Security and HIV/AIDS Affected Households project, which supports farming for households affected by HIV/AIDS, in Zimbabwe's Kwekwe and Gweru districts. The program will be implemented jointly with the Midlands AIDS Service Organization, according to Xinhua News Agency. The remaining $6.6 million will be used for the Expanded Support Program, a collaborative effort between Zimbabwe's National AIDS Council and the United Nations aimed at expanding access to HIV prevention, care and treatment services. ...

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