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New AIDS initiative for mobile populations

A joint HIV/AIDS initiative was recently launched by six countries in the Great Lakes area, Kenyan newspaper The East African Standard reported on Friday. Dubbed the "Great Lakes Region Initiative on HIV/AIDS" (GLIA), it addresses the affect of HIV/AIDS on mobile populations in the region. GLIA was set up by representatives of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo during a three-day workshop in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Kenya's National AIDS Control Council (NACC) director, Margaret Gachara, lauded the initiative, adding that it would "help educate long-distance travellers, displaced persons and commercial sex workers". The World Bank is said to have approved a grant of US $10-15 million towards GLIA for the first three years.

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