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Uganda On AIDS Board

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd February 2002 03:00 AM

UGANDA has won two of the 21 seats on the administration board of the newly formed Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

UGANDA has won two of the 21 seats on the administration board of the newly formed Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

By Charles Wendo UGANDA has won two of the 21 seats on the administration board of the newly formed Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Uganda also took one of the seven seats for developing countries, according to a January 29 press release from the organisation. a Uganda non-governmental organisation (NGO), Health Rights Action, was elected to one of the two seats for NGOs. The board has seven donor countries, seven developing countries, two NGOs and two private companies. the United nations AIDS programme, the World Health Organisation and the World Bank will also sit on the board. The board held its first meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday and invited developing countries to submit their applications for grants. The organisation declared the initial round of grants would be disbursed in April. Up to $700m will be given to developing countries year. Uganda has a high chance of getting the money. Ends

Uganda On AIDS Board

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