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Flagship HIV/AIDS project launched in Myanmar

IANS  |  Yangon 

has launched a Flagship project to be implemented in five regions and states with the highest rate of infection, the official Global New Light of reported on Monday.

With a fund of $10 million and backed by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the two-year project 2018-19 covers Kachin, Shan states and Sagaing, and regions.

The project aims to beef up prevention, testing and by utilizing non-governmental organisations and private sector providers for the high-risk population -- people with HIV, drug addicts, sex workers and transgender people, cited the daily as saying.

The funding from the project will enable partner organisations to develop new outreach and adherence strategies, including outreach, common elements treatment approach, mental and research on transgender people.

According to statistics, there are 224,794 people estimated to be living with in which ranked 25 on the list of global countries having a high rate of HIV prevalence.

The rate of new patients with dropped by 26 per cent in 2016 from 2010, while the death toll due to plunged by 52 per cent.



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First Published: Mon, February 26 2018. 12:10 IST