World Food Program to Aid Myanmar's Anti-AIDS Project
June 17, 2003
The World Food Program is planning to extend aid to the two-year AIDS Project of Myanmar, the Myanmar Times reported Monday. The $9 million AIDS project will focus on providing AIDS patients with nutritional food. The project would first be launched at Pakokku and Pauk, Myanmar's central dry zone, together with governmental and non-governmental organizations once the project is approved. Food security projects for those affected by HIV/AIDS have been launched in Cambodia and are being planned in Laos, said WFP sources. According to the World Health Organization, 3,817 AIDS cases were reported and 510,000 HIV infections were estimated in Myanmar by the end of 2000.Adapted from:
Xinhua News Agency
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