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New Australian funding boosts commitment to preventing HIV and other STIs in the Pacific
Written by Nicole Gooch   
Friday, 14 March 2008

ImageOn his recent visit to the Solomon Islands, the Prime Minister of Australia, Mr Kevin Rudd, announced that the Australian Government will commit $30 million over a five-year period to the establishment of the ‘Pacific Islands HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Response Fund’.

Dr Jimmie Rodgers, Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), welcomed the announcement, saying ‘Australia’s commitment to scale up and sustain efforts to effectively address HIV and other STI issues in the Pacific through the HIV & STI Response Fund is remarkable. SPC applauds Australia’s commitment, and this recognition that urgent action is needed to prevent HIV taking hold in the region.’ 

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