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Germany contribute 4 million euro to the AIDS response

17 September 2010

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On the 16 of September 2010, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations in Geneva, H.E Ambassador Reinhard Schweppe and UNAIDS Executive Director Mr Michel Sidibé signed an agreement for Germany to continue supporting the work of UNAIDS. Germany will provide a total of € 4 million over the next two years.

The continuation of cooperation marks an appreciation of the Federal Government for the work of UNAIDS,” said Ambassador Schweppe.

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While Germany is one of the top ten total contributors to UNAIDS Mr Sidibé stressed that that the cooperation with Germany is not only based on funding. “This is a true partnership,” Mr Sidibé said.

GTZ, The German Technical Cooperation, is a key implementing partner on the ground in many countries with high HIV prevalence working directly with communities most affected by the epidemic.

The federal Government of Germany contributes more than € 500 million per year towards AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as well as work towards strengthening health systems, and is a strong supporter of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.