AIDS Project Launched With Help From UN, World Bank

UN News Service: “Four Central Asian countries which have suffered a dramatic increase in HIV infection rates in recent years today launched a nearly $27 million project to lessen the human and economic impact of the pandemic … At a project launch workshop, whose organizers included the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the World Bank, representatives of the four countries signed agreements for a $25 million grant from the Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) and a 1 million pound sterling grant from the Department for International Development (DfID) in the United Kingdom.”