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Japanese HIV/AIDS assistance offered

A Japanese grant of US $2.15 million could soon help two Southern African countries tackle the spread of HIV/AIDS. Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement earlier this week that the grant would finance Zimbabwe's life-skills programme for HIV-positive children and also assist Swaziland's project for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. The ministry said each country would receive just over $1 million towards its HIV/AIDS projects, with the money being channelled through the Trust Fund for Human Security, a branch of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).

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