Yemen, UNDP Sign Agreement to Strengthen HIV/AIDS Control Efforts in Country
May 13, 2008
Officials from Yemen and the United Nations Development Programme on Monday signed a $10.6 million, three-year agreement to strengthen efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in the country, SABA News reports. The agreement was signed by Abdul-Karim al-Arhabi, Yemen's minister of Planning and International Cooperation, and UNDP Acting Resident Representative Selva Ramachandran.
Yemen was one of the first countries in the Middle East and North Africa to include HIV/AIDS in its national development agenda, SABA News reports. The government approved a national HIV/AIDS strategy in 2001 and created a national HIV/AIDS task force in 2003 (SABA News, 5/12).
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