Paris, France (PANA) – The Town Council of the city of Paris on Tuesday granted 2.5 million euro to 20 AIDS associations in Africa.
The associations, including Sidaction and Médecins Sans Frontières, will work for the implementation this year of 31 projects valued at 2.1 million euro.
Another 400,000 euro is for a project called “Supporting the development of municipal health strategies in Ouagadougou and Bamako”.
The Town Council of Paris said in a statement made available to PANA that the decentralization process in Mali and Burkina Faso was an European project, initiated in 2010 by the city of Paris, aimed at helping the two West African capitals strengthen the capacity of the beneficiaries to implement local health policy.
The Town Council of Paris said it had maintained its level of assistace despite the economic crisis that had reduced the funds devoted to international solidarity.
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