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Germany Donates $870G for AIDS Prevention

Germany Donates $870,000 to UNICEF Toward
AIDS Prevention Programs for Youngsters in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar May 6, 2006 (AP)— Germany has donated $870,000 to the U.N. Children's Fund toward AIDS prevention programs for non-schooling youngsters in Myanmar, a UNICEF statement said Saturday.

The funds will help three local nongovernment organizations implement plans to teach various skills and HIV/AIDS prevention to youngsters aged between 10 and 17.

The program will operate in 20 townships particularly affected by HIV, where school dropouts normally have little access to learning opportunities, the statement said.

There are approximately 330,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Myanmar. The HIV/AIDS prevalence rate among people aged 15-49 is estimated to be 1.2 percent, it said.

Germany donated $1 million to UNICEF last year to help improve access to primary education in Myanmar.

 

 
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