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US focus to help NE fight HIV & AIDS

Nagaland Post | New Delhi, March 8

India is one of the largest beneficiaries of grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. The United States is the largest donor to the Global Fund, providing approximately 30 per cent of the fund’s total contributions.

In North Eastern (NE)-- Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram, HIV is assuming alarming proportion according to a joint survey of the New Delhi–based UN team which travelled to the region.

United Nations has engaged with the National Aids Control Organization (NACO) of India in an HIV and AIDS prevention and care programme. Despite all the preventive measures, the latest information is that adult HIV and AIDS prevalence rates in Manipur and Nagaland are 1.57 and 1.2 per cent respectively and well above the national average of 0.34 per cent, according to the department of AIDS Control, ministry of Health and Family Welfare.



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