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$31.5m for disease

$31.5m for disease

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria awarded $31.5 million to Cambodia in

the second round of allocations on January 31. The three-year grant has $14.8 million

for AIDS programs, $6.6 million for TB and $10 million to fight malaria. Geeta Sethi

of UNAIDS said it provided an excellent opportunity to fight HIV/AIDS, expand prevention

and ensure comprehensive care. That would include providing anti-retroviral drugs,

treating sexually transmitted infections, counseling and support. The funding will

be received in six months.

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