Gates Grants Nigeria $260,000 to Fight HIV/AIDS
March 11, 2002
The AIDS Prevention Initiative (APIN), funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has granted Nigeria $260,000 to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS, according to an announcement made Saturday in Abjua. The funding is for five Nigerian HIV/AIDS prevention-focused initiatives. These include public awareness, health education, development programs, and counseling and support for those infected with HIV. According to a statement, APIN has granted more than $3 million for the fight against the epidemic in Nigeria in the past year. The statement was released at a one-day forum attended by President Olusegun Obasanjo, foundation Co-Chairperson William Gates II (Bill Gates' father), and former US President Jimmy Carter.Adapted from:
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.