U.S. Provides Additional Funding For Avian Flu Fight In India
Assistance will be provided to states at risk from the recent outbreaks -- Bihar, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal -- focusing on backyard poultry farmers and vulnerable communities.
In fiscal year 2007, the U.S. government provided approximately $4.7 million for U.S.-India collaborative programs on seasonal influenza, avian influenza, and pandemic preparedness.
The U.S. Agency for International Development will partner with UNICEF, the Government of India and state governments to implement the national Avian Influenza communication strategy.
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