Zimbabwe Receives $65 Million From United Nations to Combat AIDS
December 19, 2006
Zimbabwe will use a new $65 million grant from the UN to upgrade its fight against AIDS, TB and malaria, according to Edwin Muguti, junior health minister. The UN grant comes two weeks after the health ministry signed a $40 million deal with Britain, Sweden, Ireland, Norway and in-country UN agencies to launch new projects to fight AIDS. At least 3,000 Zimbabweans die weekly of AIDS, according to the National AIDS Council, and the country is seeing in increase in TB cases linked to HIV/AIDS.
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