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South Asia: HIV Infection

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what organisations his Department is supporting to fight HIV and AIDS infection in the South Asia region; and how much these organisations received in 2007-08. (211732)

Within the South Asia region, DFID supported the fight against HIV and AIDS in India, Nepal and Pakistan during 2007-08.

In India, £21.6 million was provided to the National AIDS Control Organisation, and a further £5.6 million to various organisations including UNAIDS, the BBC World Service Trust, and a range of local NGOs.

In Nepal, £2.1 million was provided to the National Centre for AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Disease Control, and to a range of local NGOs through UNDP.

In Pakistan £1 million was provided to the National AIDS Control Programme, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and UNAIDS.