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US govt to contribute $421 million towards HIV control

The US Embassy has announced plans to contribute $421 million in support of the joint goal of reaching HIV epidemic control in Zambia by 2020 for next year.

According to a statement, the funds have been made available by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), to facilitate programming from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Peace Corps, and U.S. Departments of State and Defense.

It says the U.S. government has contributed almost $4 billion towards controlling HIV in Zambia over the past 16 years.
The Embassy has further disclosed plans to initiate more than 80,000 men on HIV treatment
in the next year under PEPFAR in collaboration with the Zambian government.

U.S. Ambassador Daniel Foote has recognized the leadership and commitment of the Zambian government toward making progress in achieving HIV epidemic control by 2020.

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