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UGANDA: Lack of Funding Detrimental to HIV/AIDS Fight

The East African on 12 October reported that experts in East Africa have expressed concern that that gains made in the fight against AIDS could be reversed if governments do not sustain funding for HIV/AIDS programmes. The Ugandan government’s contribution to the HIV/AIDS response  has reduced since 2008 from Ush124 billion ($48.0 million) to Ush100 billion ($38.7 million) and Tanzania is planning to establish an AIDS Trust Fund (ATF) to mobilise more local resources to fight the disease in view of an imminent reduction in donor financing.UNFPA's Rosemary Kindyomunda, is quoted in the piece saying it is easier to achieve success in the fight against HIV/AIDS in places where the community is close and there are trained counsellors able to follow up mothers and their babies. Read in English: The East African

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