Ireland will provide 16 million euros (USD19 million) to boost HIV and AIDS treatment efforts in Lesotho and Mozambique, the country’s minister of state for overseas development said. The new funding, which will be disbursed throughout 2010, is part of Ireland’s renewed partnership with the Clinton Foundation, Minister Peter Power announced on May 6.
Of the sum, 12 million euros (USD15 million) will be allocated to projects in Mozambique while 4 million euros (USD5 million) will be disbursed for Lesotho projects, a news release from Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs said.
The partnership between Ireland and the Clinton Foundation focuses on expanding and enhancing counseling and testing, providing anti-retroviral treatment and supporting Mozambique and Lesotho’s national health systems. The partnership also tackles maternal health, child health and child nutrition.