Saturday, 17 October 2009

Fund dishes out Sh6bn in Aids support

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By The Citizen Reporter

The Rapid Funding Envelope (RFE) has announced the release of Sh6.3 billion to fund HIV/Aids activities by civil society organizations in Tanzania. The 30 grant awards will be implemented in collaboration with the Tanzania Commission for AIDS (Tacaids) and the Zanzibar AIDS Commission.

According to a statement issued by the RFE office, the 30 grants awarded will target activities for combating the spread of the HIV epidemic in the population.

It said the grants will support activities focusing on prevention, advocacy and IEC, care and support, impact mitigation as well as institutional strengthening.

The grants were selected through a competitive process responding to a call for proposals issued in the media from May 11-13 this year.

Regions that will benefit from the grants have been named as: Morogoro, Zanzibar, Mara, Mbeya, Kilimanjaro, Dar es Salaam, Tabora, Tanga, Dodoma, Iringa, Pwani, Kagera, Kigoma, Mtwara, Rukwa, Manyara and Mwanza.


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