CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update Norway to Finance Regional AIDS Council Headquarters in
September 5, 2001
Agence France Presse (09.01.01) - Wednesday, September 05,
Norway will provide $1.6 million to build a regional AIDS
council headquarters in Ethiopia to run programs aimed at
preventing the spread of disease, the UN Children's Fund said
in a statement on Saturday. The number of HIV-positive people
in Ethiopia is estimated to be close to 3 million, including
250,000 children under the age of five, the statement said.
The major emphasis of the program will be to work with young
people as a key resource in mobilizing an expanded and
effective response to HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support.