USAID To Provide $45M-$60M Over Five Years To Fight HIV/AIDS, Help Trade Negotiations, Promote Democracy in Guyana
Dr. Mike Sarhan, director of the U.S. Agency for International Development mission in Guyana, on Tuesday announced that the agency will provide between $45 million and $60 million over the next five years to fight HIV/AIDS, improve economic growth and promote democracy in Guyana, EFE News Service reports. Sarhan said that most of the money for the 2004-2008 program in Guyana will go toward fighting HIV/AIDS, but at least $10 million will be spent in each of the following areas: promoting democracy and governance, improving economic growth and strengthening Guyana's ability to participate in international negotiations. Guyana is one of 14 African and Caribbean countries that will benefit from President Bush's global five-year, $15 billion HIV/AIDS initiative (EFE News Service, 9/10). The Caribbean region has the highest HIV prevalence after sub-Saharan Africa (Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, 7/8).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.