Saturday, 10 July 2010

US envoy donates HIV care, treatment facility to Bugando

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Beldina Nyakeke

The US Embassy yesterday launched a modern HIV/Aids Care facility with the capacity of providing care and treatment to over 3,000,000 people living with HIV and Aids (PLWHA) at Weil Bugando Medical Center (WBMC) in Mwanza City.

The embassy also donated a vehicle, which will be used for providing HIV and Aids support services throughout the Mwanza region.

The facilities were handed over during a ceremony attended by the US ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Alfonso Lenhardt, and the minister for Health and Social Welfare, Prof David Mwakyusa.

The care and treatment center was funded through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Pepfar), according to the US ambassador. The envoy said the support intended to provide PLWHA with an access to sustainable care and treatment services.

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