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Swedish/UNICEF anti-AIDS agreement signed

Sweden and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) this week agreed on a US $4.3 million initiative aimed at boosting Angola's national strategy against HIV/AIDS.

Speaking during the signing of the agreement in the Angolan capital Luanda, UNICEF Resident Representative Mario Ferrari said the first phase of the accord sought to cover the hard-hit provinces of Cunene and Benguela.

Ferrari noted that the Swedish funds would be used over three years to launch anti-AIDS youth clubs and learning centres.

"We think that the Swedish aid comes at a crucial time when new fronts are opening for the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic", he said.

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