World Bank Approves $10M Grant to Rwanda for HIV/AIDS Efforts
The World Bank recently approved a $10 million grant for Rwanda to help the country's HIV/AIDS efforts, the New Times/AllAfrica.com reports. According to a World Bank release, the funding is in addition to an initial grant of $30.5 million, which was allocated two years ago. The new funding will "assist the government in consolidating the gains from the initial investments, focusing on interventions with the most significant impact with regard to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care," the statement said.
The $10 million grant will bolster prevention efforts aimed at target groups, support the expansion and integration of HIV/AIDS treatment and care, and ensure that such efforts are sustainable, the Times/AllAfrica.com reports. It also will help nongovernmental organizations fund school fees and launch projects aimed at generating income, such as microfinance initiatives. According to the Times/AllAfrica.com, these goals align with Rwanda's recently revised National HIV/AIDS Strategic Plan (Majyambere, New Times/AllAfrica.com, 4/28).