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Gilead Sciences releases grants worth $1.5 M to help end HIV epidemic in APAC

29 November 2021 | News

A total of 44 project submissions out of 150 entries were chosen across the Asia Pacific region

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US-based Gilead Sciences has announced the recipients of its 2021 Gilead Asia Pacific (APAC) Rainbow Grant, a regional grant program that supports community-led projects which place people living with HIV and their communities at the heart of care.

Gilead is awarding more than $1.5 million to 44 projects across 16 locations in Asia Pacific, including Singapore, to help improve access to HIV prevention and treatment services for people living with HIV (PLWH). Among the grant recipients, two projects are from Singapore.

The projects seek to address three areas of critical unmet need i) Education and Literacy; ii) Reducing the Health Disparities; iii) Research for Impact.

In Singapore, the Greenhouse Community Services and Sunshine Initiative Singapore (Project X) are among the Grant recipients. The former focuses on capacity building for service providers and peer training to strengthen community-based support while the latter will target the hard-to-reach populations who are exposed to the risk of HIV via digital and social media platforms.

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