China spends ¥157m on sponsored nongovernmental AIDS control projects
The China AIDS Fund for Non-Governmental Organisations (CAFNGO) on Monday said about 157 million Yuan (22.6 million dollars) has been allocated to AIDS control projects by nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) in the past three years.
“The money has gone to over 1,700 projects operated by almost 1,000 NGOs across China,’’ Wang Fan, an official with the CAFNGO management board, attached to the Chinese Preventive Medicine Association, said.
According to Wang, from 2016 to June 2018, about 820,000 people were persuaded by the NGO projects to take HIV tests, which led to the identification of about 23,000 new carriers.
Report says the CAFNGO, initiated by the government in July 2015, receives 50 million Yuan from the central budget annually and also takes in private donations.
“Since the funds fail to meet the needs of NGOs, the CAFNGO is therefore trying to raise more funds from private sectors,’’ Wang noted. (Xinhua/NAN)