Assistance for an Integrated Approach to HIV/AIDS and Poverty in Republic of South Africa

March 13, 2003

  1. On March 13 (Thursday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend the total of 1,030,000 - US dollar assistance through the Trust Fund for Human Security to the project "Model Communities to Demonstrate an Integrated Approach to HIV/AIDS and Poverty in Kwazulu-Natal, Republic of South Africa" to be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  2. The objective of this project is to contribute to mitigating the socioeconomic impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic by mobilizing and strengthening community efforts. Activities include awareness and prevention of HIV/AIDS, reduction of stigma and discrimination and improvement of care and support for people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, strengthening livelihood capacity and enhancing coordination between provincial departments and communities.

  3. This three year project is expected to build capacity of communities and municipalities to develop and implement HIV/AIDS and poverty mitigation related activities.

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