Friday, June 18, 2010

Activists Demand End to Funding Cuts in Africa

Via  PlusNews

AIDS activists are to march on the US Consulate in Johannesburg on 17 June to protest against the deaths they say will result from President Barack Obama's "anti-treatment policies".
The US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has been a major source of funds for AIDS treatment programmes in South Africa and elsewhere on the continent, but began flat-lining its contributions from 2009 and shifting responsibility for the delivery of anti-retroviral treatment (ART) to individual countries.

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