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Trump administration to continue supporting HIV programmes

United States (US) ambassador Harry Thomas Jr has revealed that the Donald Trump Administration is going to continue supporting the treatment of HIV-positive people in Zimbabwe. Thomas revealed that the amount of funding is likely to increase.

In an embassy statement, Thomas said:

We are very heartened that our Congress just passed the budget within the last few days and our President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (Pepfar) funding is remaining constant.

In fact, it will likely grow to almost $150 million next year.This means we are able to continue saving lives through PEPFAR as well as feed about 2, 4 million people a day in Zimbabwe through other assistance programs. International aid has not been affected. Congress did not cut international aid.

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