US Agency for International Development (USAID)

USAID marks 6 year project against HIV & GBV

The partnership through the “Strengthening HIV/AIDS Services for Key Populations in Papua New Guinea Project’ was celebrated in port Moresby today.

Present at the event was US Ambassador to PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, Catherine Ebert Grey.

The celebratory event was held to also thank and commend partners involved in the work to reduce incidence of HIV and Gender Based Violence (GBV) Key Populations, their sexual partners and their families.

120,000 condoms donated

This comes as the country faces a shortage of supplies relating to combating the spread of HIV/AIDS.

The donation was made at the National AIDS Council Secretariat headquarters in Port Moresby in the presence of the US Ambassador to PNG, Catherine Ebert-Gray.

The 40 cartons of strawberry scented condoms and 120 cartons of water based lubricants were unloaded and placed in the NAC’s office.