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Sweden tackle AIDS and development

Ugandans living around Lake Victoria are to benefit from a Swedish funded initiative aimed at addressing the issue of HIV/AIDS and development.

According to the local Monitor newspaper, the US $249,000 project would be implemented by the UN Association of Uganda (UNAU) over three years.

Lake Victoria is the largest body of fresh water in Africa shared by the three East African countries - Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania - with natural resources and economic activities estimated to generate up to $12 billion annually.

"HIV/AIDS is a major development problem because it affects the most productive ages [15-45] and resulting poverty among households," said UNAU director George Muwanguzi.

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