Fifty million dollars will be allocated for HIV and AIDS. The project aims to support the national HIV and AIDS strategic plan that runs from 2011 to 2016.
Apart from HIV and AIDS, the project aims to tackle malnutrition in the country, especially among children and mothers. It will scale up maternal and child nutrition service delivery in 15 districts in Malawi not covered by the bank’s development partners.
The project will be implemented by the Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS. It is expected to end in 2017.
Last year, donors such as Germany, Norway, the European Union and the United Kingdom suspended their budget support for Malawi due to human rights abuses.
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