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Community based organisations secure sh10b for HIV/AIDS fight


THE Civil Society Fund has disbursed a sh10b grant to 82 community-based organisations across the country to fight HIV/AIDS.

The director of the United States agency, USAID in Uganda, David Eckerson, recently awarded the organisations the grant certificates during a workshop at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.

He said the organisations were competitively selected out of the 1,200 that had applied for the grant.

"Use the money you have received as you indicated in your proposals to better the lives of local communities in Uganda and help make HIV/AIDS history," Eckerson told the grantees.

He said the US government in conjunction with the Irish, British and Danish development agencies had secured sh96.9b for the civil society fund.

The funding will run up to June 2010 and will also target services to orphans and other vulnerable children. It will also support church-founded organisations.

The head of the fund, Joel Okullu, urged the grant recipients to make a difference in the areas where they operated.


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Information in this article was accurate in March 11, 2009. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.