UK NGO to expand AIDS initiative

Comic Relief, a UK-based NGO, is to use more than US $1.8 million to expand a Ugandan anti-AIDS programme to other parts of Africa.

In the Ugandan capital, Kampala, Comic Relief's director of international grants, Richard Graham, recently lauded the efforts of the National Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (NACWOLA) in addressing the pandemic.

The local New Vision newspaper quoted him as saying, "NACWOLA has been so successful that we have decided to replicate the programme elsewhere in Africa."

Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa are among the countries that are to benefit from the grant.