$22 Million US to uManitoba for India AIDS Project

November 7, 2006

An American aid agency, USAID, has made the largest grant in the university's history to a team of physicians at the University of Manitoba, to design and implement an HIV/AIDS prevention and support program in India. The five-year, $22 million US commitment follows several multimillion-dollar grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and CIDA. In total, close to $70-million has been channelled to the university's HIV/AIDS programs in India. The news was carried on the front page of yesterday's Globe & Mail.