Russia To Allocate $41M for HIV/AIDS Research, Monitoring From 2008-2010, Oversight Group Says
Russia in its 2008-2010 federal budget will allocate one billion roubles, or about $41 million, for HIV/AIDS vaccine research, as well as to improve HIV/AIDS monitoring and control center logistics, an official at the oversight group Rospotrebnadzor said on Wednesday, ITAR-TASS reports. More than 400 million roubles, or about $16 million, will be allocated for HIV/AIDS vaccine research and monitoring in 2008. This year's funding includes:
- 140 million roubles, or about $5.7 million, to the State Centre of Virology and Biotechnology Vektor;
- 15 million roubles -- or about $614,000 -- to the Ivanovsky Institute of Virology;
- 30 million roubles, or about $1.2 million, to the St. Petersburg State University; and
- 214 million roubles, or about $8.7 million, to the Federal Biomedical Agency (ITAR-TASS, 1/9).
According to RIA Novosti, the funding is part of global HIV/AIDS efforts agreed to at the 2006 Group of Eight industrialized nations summit in St. Petersburg, Russia (RIA Novosti, 1/9). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.