Sweden To Give $15 Million to Fight HIV/AIDS

Sweden’s government has authorised Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, to establish a special fund together with the Asian Development Bank to help developing countries in Asia fight HIV/AIDS.  Sweden will contribute nearly US$15 million to the fund.

The agreement about the new fund will be signed in Manila this week by State Secretary Annika Söder and the head of the Asian Development Bank, ADB.

At the same time Sweden will arrange a seminar on HIV/AIDS together with the ADB, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS and the national coordination body in the Philippines for action against HIV/AIDS.

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