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$83 million boost for fight against diseases

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The money will be used to battle AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria over the next three years. Supplied

Cambodia’s National AIDS authority said yesterday that the Geneva Foundation would provide $83 million to Cambodia to combat AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria over the next three years.

“The Geneva Foundation will provide funds to Cambodia for three years to combat AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria disease,” said chairman of Cambodia’s National AIDS Authority Ieng Moly. “It is a good contribution for Cambodia to combat these diseases.”


Mr Moly noted that the funds were for 2018 to 2020.

He added that the National AIDS Authority would soon hold a meeting with all officials to discuss how to best use the funds.

In July, UNAIDS released a report that found Cambodia was ahead of every country in Asia and the Pacific for the coverage of its treatment against HIV.

It found that 57,000 people living with HIV in the country were accessing antiretroviral therapy, representing 80 percent of all people estimated to be infected. The figure is the highest treatment coverage for Asia and the Pacific.

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