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HIV/AIDS NGOs will benefit from new survey

A multi-million dollar survey on HIV/AIDS awareness and sexual behaviour among Kenyans is expected to assist the government and NGOs in their plans to combat the pandemic in the east African country, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Friday.

UNFPA told the UN news service Plusnews the US $2.1 million fund would be administered by the Central Bureau of Statistics and would collect data on HIV/AIDS prevalence, family planning, reproduction and maternal health.

"The data will help government and non-governmental organisations with the planning and monitoring of a number of treatment and awareness programmes," said UNFPA national programme officer, Wangoi Njau.

Njau said the survey is funded by a consortium of six international donor agencies and findings are expected in June 2004.

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