IGAD launches HIV/AIDS programme in member states
Yahoo! NewsThe regional Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) launched a one-year pilot programme to monitor and evaluate HIV and AIDS in its seven member states. "The significance of the monitoring and evaluating programme is to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic and build the capacity of national HIV/AIDS monitoring and evaluation operations in countries of the sub-region," IGAD's chief for trade, industry and tourism Gerald Mbuthia told an opening session here of a five-day regional workshop to launch the programme. IGAD countries include Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda and nominally Somalia.
—Posted: December 9, 2003
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