Uganda: U.S. Gives $51 Million More for AIDS
June 29, 2004
The United States has announced an additional $15 million for Uganda under President Bush's $15 billion emergency plan to fight AIDS. According to a statement released Friday by the U.S. embassy in Kampala, the money is part of the additional $300 million that U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Randall L. Tobias announced would be released to fight HIV/AIDS in 15 countries. The $51 million for Uganda includes $3.5 million to be used to promote blood safety. To date, the program has allocated $96 million to Uganda toward the goals of providing antiretrovirals for 60,000 HIV-positive people, providing care and support for 300,000 HIV-positive Ugandans and orphans, and averting 165,000 new infections.Adapted from:
06.28.04; Cyprian Musoke
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.