Friday, December 23, 2005

News - Spain provides fund to WHO to fight bird flu

The Spanish government has agreed to give the World Health Organization (WHO) some 2.4 million U.S. dollars to help the organization's anti-bird flu programs, local media reported on Friday.

The WHO is developing international structures of support mostly to Asian and African countries to halt the spread of the disease and help them adopt measures to protect their people.

At the same time, Spain is giving some 1.2 million dollars to European Union's research program to develop anti-Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) vaccines, as part of the European and Developing Country Trail Program whose activities include research and development of technologies used to fight malaria, tuberculosis and HIV.

Xinhua - English

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