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Last updated 11:15PM ET
July 21, 2018
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Ohio University joins HIV/AIDS cause in Africa
(WOUB) - Ohio University is helping to tackle the HIV/AIDS problem in Africa.

This is part of a $175 million effort by the US Agency for International Development.

OU's role is to teach universities and government agencies in Africa to effectively communicate health information to their residents.

David Mould is an associate dean in OU's College of Communication, and he says the program will cover development issues, too.

HIV/AIDS prevention will be a big part of the effort but also to be included are family planning, reproductive health, and maternal and child health.

Rapid population growth and pollution are two other problems that will be addressed in the program.

Besides Ohio University, additional partners in the program are CARE, the University of Washington and the Communication for Social Change Consortium.

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