Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Researchers criticise AIDS spending, stigma

via Mail and Guardian

Nearly three million lives have been saved by HIV/Aids treatment, but scarce resources are being misspent and stigma is still keeping the most vulnerable from seeking help, according to a new book by researchers commissioned by the United Nations.

The failings are particularly worrying at a time when worldwide recession and donor fatigue are hurting spending on Aids, the researchers say.
Among the two dozen people involved in the research was Nelson Mandela Foundation chief executive Achmat Dangor, who hosted a discussion of the research on Thursday.

The book, titled Aids: Taking a Long Term View, was aimed at ensuring that "the response to Aids is systematic and effective in the long term," Dangor said. "We believe it is crucial also to our founder's legacy."

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