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Tuesday, 02 October 2012

EU to help boost effectiveness of Botswana's fight against HIV

The Head of Delegation of the EU Mission to Botswana and Southern African Development Committee, Gerard McGovern has said that some €11.6 million (over P100 million) will be provided to Botswana to fight HIV-linked infant and maternal mortality.
He made the announcement at the official opening of the Botswana International HIV Conference at the Gaborone International Convention Centre. He said HIV remains a priority to the EU as it hampers development in hard hit countries like Botswana.
McGovern said that the EU is following Millennium Development Goals (MDG) initiative to address off target MDGs. e explained that as the largest donor to the Global Fund with 52 percent of total contributions, the EU will pledge Euro 330 million for the 2011-2013 period notwithstanding the international economic woes.

Source: Mgegi Online