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General News of Wednesday, 30 July 2003

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ADRA Ghana Receives Global Funds to Fight AIDS

Silver Spring, Maryland - The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office in Ghana has been selected to implement a five-year, $5 million HIV/AIDS program funded by Global Funds to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM).

The program will cover four main service areas - voluntary counseling and testing, care and support, capacity building, and networking - to reduce the incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS in the country.

ADRA Ghana was among 200 organizations invited to present concept papers for consideration and one of only three non-governmental organizations and three private sector institutions selected to work on the project.

ADRA Ghana has also received $25,000 from the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) to provide care and support to people living with HIV/AIDS, and their families, in two districts in eastern Ghana. About 100 people living with HIV/AIDS in the Birim North and Kwahu South will receive care and support services over a seven-month period.

ADRA is present in more than 120 countries providing individual and community development and disaster relief without regard to political or religious association, age or ethnicity.

Additional information about ADRA can be found on its website at