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PEPFAR Awards $250 Million to Uganda for HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prevention Programs

October 25, 2010

The U.S. government, through PEPFAR, has provided "eleven new awards [which] amount to a quarter of a billion dollar investment over five years" to Uganda "in support" of the country's HIV/AIDS response, a U.S. Mission press release states (10/21). Uganda's New Vision reports that the funds will be used for antiretroviral treatment, prevention programs and other services across the country. "At least 770,000 people living with HIV/AIDS and those affected will benefit from the donation," which includes grants to 10 Kampala city clinics, teaching hospitals, the African Medical Research Foundation, the Programme for Accessible Health Communication and Education and the National Transfusion Services, which "screens and ensures safety of donated blood (Mugisa, 10/24).

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