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Zimbabwe National AIDS Council Grants $7.8 Million for Services for People Living With HIV/AIDS, AIDS Orphans
Zimbabwe's National AIDS Council will provide $7.8 million in funding for home-based care services for people with HIV/AIDS and children orphaned by the disease in 84 districts throughout the country, Zimbabwe's Herald/AllAfrica.com reports. Each of the districts will receive approximately $93,500 to purchase home-based care kits and food rations, as well as items to provide for the "basic needs" of children who have lost either one or both parents to AIDS-related causes. Community-based groups are working with government officials and non-governmental organizations to allocate the money to beneficiaries, and local government committees will track how the funding is spent. Each district has received an additional $374,000 this year for District AIDS Action Committee programs. NAC Executive Director Dr. Everisto Marowa stated that the government will monitor all funding for HIV/AIDS programs to ensure that the money is not wasted and that action is taken against individuals or groups that misuse the funds. The NAC is improving its capacity to track spending, Marowa said (Herald/AllAfrica.com, 10/27).
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