On Thursday, December 1, Ambassador Kyle Scott will visit the Military Medical Academy where he will announce a donation worth approximately $80.000 to this institution in support of HIV/AIDS prevention. The donation consists of modern blood, tissue and organ analysis laboratory equipment, as well as educational leaflets, posters, laptops and projectors and personal protective equipment. This donation is part of the U.S. Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP), a global initiative whereby the U.S. Government works with armed forces worldwide to increase HIV/AIDS awareness and boost their prevention, care and treatment capacities.
The 10th anniversary of the program is being marked this year. Since 2006, the Serbian Ministry of Defense and the Military Medical Academy have received over $990.000 in donations. The assistance focuses on the development of laboratory infrastructure for HIV testing and diagnosis, training of health care professionals, and the purchase of equipment and supplies needed for primary prevention activities. The donation reaffirms the commitment of the U.S. Embassy and Department of Defense to support the medical and public health needs of the Serbian Armed Forces and Serbian society as a whole.
Ambassador Scott will be joined by the Serbian Defense State Secretary Nenad Neric.
Journalists interested in covering the event should be at the Military Medical Academy (17 Crnotravska Street, Belgrade), no later than 10:20 a.m. on December 1. Accreditations should be sent to MMA either via email on email@example.com or by fax on 0112660027 no later than 1 December by 10:00.