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“Cutting AIDS funding risks death sentence”
April 30, 2010, 10:03 am
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“For the first time since 2004, some HIV-positive men and women who are in need of life-saving antiretroviral treatment are being turned away because of funding cuts”- Peter Mugyenyi head of the Joint Clinical Research Centre in Kampala

An International Treatment and Prevention Coalition (ITPC) report found that regular HIV/AIDS patients are being turned away from clinics because of government budget cuts and flatlined funding from major donors like the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

The Global Fund was originally set up as a $10 billion a year funding scheme among the G8 to subsidize treatment of deadly infectious diseases. However, funding has flat-lined at $3 billion. Far from the $20 billion needed to even make it close to the health related Millennium Development Goals.

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/MUMA-84W2PA?OpenDocument

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