Canadian cash for AIDS care and treatment

TANZANIA: Canadian cash for AIDS care and treatment

JOHANNESBURG, 21 Sep 2004 (PLUSNEWS) - Canadian Minister of International Cooperation Aileen Carroll has pledged US $4.5 million on behalf of Canada's International Development Agency (CIDA) to tackle HIV/AIDS in Tanzania.

The Minister is visiting the East African country to inspect CIDA-funded projects, which focus on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care.

"Canada is committed to assisting African countries gain access to more affordable essential drugs," Carroll said during the funding announcement.

In a statement CIDA said Tanzania was selected as one of the agency's countries of focus because of its commitment to democratic development and ability to use aid effectively.


[Back] [Home Page]

Click here to send any feedback, comments or questions you have about IRIN's Website or if you prefer you can send an Email to Webmaster

Copyright © IRIN 2005
The material contained on comes to you via IRIN, a UN humanitarian news and information service, but may not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies.
All IRIN material may be reposted or reprinted free-of-charge; refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use. IRIN is a project of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.