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SAIPAN, CNMI (Marianas Variety, May 29) – The government of Taiwan continued to extend huge financial assistance to Palau with the recent US$1.6 million grant to provide fund for stand-by emergency generator for the new national capitol complex buildings.

The money was received last April 4 with the Ministry of Resources and Development as the grantee agency. This grant will run from Oct. 1, 2006 to Sept. 30, 2007.

Four other grants were received in the month of April from the United States Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) for the Ministry of Health (MOH).

The first was received on April 4 the amount of US$176,773 (Jan 1, 2007-Dec. 1,2007) to provide supplemental fund to support HIV-related epidemiologic issues concerning risk of transmission of the diseases.

The second grant amounting to US$75,767 (to run from Jan. 1, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2007) was received on April 5. This grant is to provide supplemental fund to assist states and communities establishing and maintaining preventive health services to immunize individuals against diseases.

Another grant from USDHHS was received on April 11 the amount of US$16,568 to provide supplemental fund to maintain measure and evaluate the extent of HIV/Aids.

The other fund was also received on April 11 the amount of US$50,000 (with a period grant of April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008). This grant is to provide funding to improve the quality availability and organization of health care and support services for individuals and families.

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