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New AIDS project for war-torn north

The international relief organisation, World Vision, is using US $1.2 million donated by the Netherlands to tackle HIV/AIDS in northern Uganda's war-torn Gulu district.

World Vision's resident representative, Jackson Omona, said the five-year project would benefit 18,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) as well as 50,000 high-risk individual.

Omona told the local New Vision newspaper, "[To have] the highest impact, this programme will focus on OVC who have lost their parents due to AIDS or are HIV-positive."

The Dutch ambassador will officiate at the launch of the project at the World Vision Gulu Community Resource Centre on 28 March.

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