Norway Aids Myanmar to Fight Diseases

Norway has granted 5 million Norwegian Kroner or approximately US$ 770,000 to a new Myanmar’s Three Diseases (3D) Fund in order to help the country fight AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (TB), according to the local weekly Khit Myanmar.
The Norwegian aid is for the operation and projects of 3D Fund in 2006.
The aim of 3D Fund is to be used for providing insecticide-treated nets for malaria prevention, increasing access to TB diagnosis and treatment and promoting condom use and expanded HIV testing.
The donation from Norway is part of a 99.5 million dollars’ joint donor program for five years under a memorandum of understanding signed between the Myanmar Health Ministry and the UN Office for Project Services in the new capital of Nay Pyi Taw in October.
The 3D Fund was set up by a group of six donors which comprises of the European Commission, Sweden’s Sida, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom Department for International Development, Norway and Australia’s Aus AID.

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