World Bank Backs Brazil HIV Prevention Project

Brazil’s federal AIDS prevention project will receive a USD67 million boost from the World Bank. The project aims to scale up prevention, care and treatment services for groups vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases. It will also support the government’s efforts in enhancing governance, decentralization and results-based management of health programs.

The project does not cover funding for antiretroviral drugs. It will help provide training in performing strategic planning, defining success measures, monitoring achievements and applying best practices, as well as develop policies, guidelines and technical regulations for Brazil’s Unified Health System.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.