Sri Lanka teams up with US to fight AIDS

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - Regulatory News -

Sri Lanka and the US govern­ment have launched a two-year HIV/AIDS Tech­ni­cal As­sis­tance Part­ner­ship to fast track the govern­ment ef­forts to end AIDS by 2025.

US Agency for In­ter­na­tional De­vel­op­ment (USAID) would help to trans­fer promis­ing so­lu­tions, new tech­ni­cal skills and in­no­va­tions to con­trib­ute to­wards end­ing AIDS in Sri Lanka, through the President’s Emer­gency Fund for AIDS Re­lief (PEPFAR).

The two-year part­ner­ship will work in close col­lab­o­ra­tion with key stake­hold­ers in the coun­try to im­prove ac­cess to HIV/AIDS pre­ven­tion, care and treat­ment ser­vices for at-risk or key pop­u­la­tions (KP) due to their in­creased vul­ner­a­bil­ity for con­tract­ing/trans­mit­ting the HIV virus.

USAID has been work­ing closely with the Sri Lankan Govern­ment on a number of social and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment ef­forts. The Sri Lankan Govern­ment is com­mit­ted to end­ing AIDS in coun­try by 2025, ahead of the UN’s Global Com­mit­ment to end AIDS by 2030.

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