New Initiative to Bolster Botswana's HIV Fight

Botswana will boost its HIV/AIDS fight through a USD50 million innovative project. "The project's "buy down" design allows a donor, in this case the European Commission, to ‘buy' the interest on the loan, essentially making it a no-cost transaction," the

said in a statement. Botswana's National AIDS Coordinating Agency heads the multipartner project steering committee, which includes representatives of the European Commission, U.S. government, United Nations agencies, private sector and civil society, including the Gates Foundation.

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