K2.5 million to AIDS committees this year – PNG
A sum of K 2.5 million will be disbursed to provincial AIDS committees (PAC) this year to carry out their programmes, the national AIDS committee (NAC) said last Monday. The funding comes from the development grants from this year’s budget, an increase of K1.3 million allocated last year. NAC’s sectoral response committee manager Philip Tapo told a stakeholder’s workshop that the increase in funding was needed by PACs in mobilising stakeholders’ active involvement. Over 100 participants from the provinces with representatives from non-government organisations, donor partners and Churches attended the weeklong workshop held in Port Moresby.