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RWANDA: US backs initiative for greater AIDS care


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JOHANNESBURG, 17 October (PLUSNEWS) - The US government has selected a consortium of international organisations to implement the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilisation Programme (CHAMP) in Rwanda.

The four-year $40 million programme, led by the Cooperative Housing Foundation (CHF), will work to provide Rwandan communities with equitable access to high-quality, sustainable anti-AIDS services.

CHF senior vice-president Dr. Judith Hermanson in a statement, "We are very pleased to be playing a leading role in fighting AIDS in Rwanda, and commend the US government ... and the government of Rwanda for supporting such an important initiative."

The CHAMP project is expected to improve and expand Rwanda's AIDS prevention, treatment and care services, including care and support for orphans and vulnerable children, as well as strengthen public/private health service providers, treatment referral systems and community-based service providers.

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