AfDB Pledges Continued Support for Africa's HIV/AIDS Campaign

The African Development Bank will continue helping its member countries develop a broad range of AIDS prevention programs and integrate HIV funding into their health systems, according to the bank’s statement on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day.

AfDB noted that HIV/AIDS is undermining Africa’s efforts to spur development. In its statement, the bank reiterated its support for national HIV/AIDS programs, as well as various agencies and other partners with projects that seek to curb the spread and completely eliminate HIV/AIDS from the continent.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.