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Health aid group says donors retreating on AIDS

Health aid group says donors retreating on AIDS

An international medical aid group says funding cutbacks are hurting the fight against AIDS across Africa.
Mit Philips, a health policy analyst for Medecins Sans Frontieres, or Doctors Without Borders, says doctors are turning away patients in South Africa. Kenyans fear clinics will run out of money. Health policy makers in Mozambique and Uganda say the can't afford to follow international standards for starting treatment.
Philips spoke Thursday, when the medical aid group released the results of its study of AIDS treatment in eight African countries.
He said that funding cuts will prevent people from accessing treatment and will threaten the progress made since the introduction of AIDS drugs.


Updated : 2021-07-25 08:56 GMT+08:00