Assistance for an Integrated Approach to HIV/AIDS and Poverty in Republic of South Africa
March 13, 2003
- 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).
- 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.
- 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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