Asian Development Bank Approves $8 Million Grant to Boost AIDS Fight in Pacific
November 14, 2005
On Friday, the Manila-based Asian Development Bank said it approved an $8 million grant to help deliver AIDS drugs and strengthen surveillance, community-based prevention efforts and campaigns targeting high-risk groups in 10 Pacific countries. The project will also help develop the skills of health workers to identify risk factors and vulnerable populations, and enhance the nations' laboratory and data collection capacities. The ADB project involves Cook Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.