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US launches $2 million partnership to end AIDS in Sri Lanka

The United States on Friday launched a US$ 2 million programme to end AIDs in Sri Lanka. 

The programme - HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance Partnership - aims to end cases of AIDs in the island by 2025.

"USAID Sri Lanka has been working closely with the Government of Sri Lanka on a number of social and economic development efforts. This partnership is very important as Sri Lanka moves down the path to ending the spread of AIDS," the Mission Director of USAID Sri Lanka, Dr. Andrew Sisson said.

The Mission Director, USAID India, Mark Anthony White added that "USAID India is happy to partner with USAID Sri Lanka to support this important initiative to strengthen the HIV response, especially for key populations.

"We hope this leads to more health collaborations between India and Sri Lanka," he said.