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UGANDA: US gives $100 million for HIV/AIDS


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JOHANNESBURG, 2 November (PLUSNEWS) - The United States has given Uganda an additional funds for HIV/AIDS projects, including programmes to support orphans and other vulnerable children, the US embassy announced in a statement released on Monday.

"The United States announces $100 million in new grants to support orphans and vulnerable children as a part of the president's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief," the statement said.

The new funding is in addition to an estimated $100 million already allocated to Uganda this year to fund new or continuing HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programmes.

"With millions of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS, the pandemic has effects beyond individual children's lives, devastating families and communities," the embassy said. "The new grants seek to address the complex and interconnected needs of orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS."

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Recent UGANDA Reports
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Links
· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· AEGIS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance


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