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Afghanistan: HIV/AIDS Prevention Project

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2007 - The following project was approved today by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors:


IDA GRANT: US$10 million

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project is designed to strengthen national capacity to respond to the epidemic by scaling up prevention programs targeting people engaged in high risk behaviors, including injecting drug use and unsafe sex. These vulnerable groups at high risk include Injecting Drugs Users (IDUs), sex workers and their clients, truckers, and prisoners.


For more information, please contact Erik Nora at (202) 458 4735 or email:

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