Funding For HIV/AIDs Shrinks
By AFAYO SHADRACH BETHEL
The head of Uganda’s leading state agency in the fight against HIV/AIDS has warned that the country is facing financing shortages amid reduced international support.
The director general of Uganda AIDS Commission Nelson Musoba, in a statement said in the wake of emerging global pandemics, the upsurge of non-communicable diseases as well as the political and economic crises around the world, international financing towards HIV/AIDS response is shrinking.
Musoba says the country’s HIV/AIDS funding gap has grown to over 270 million U.S. dollars in 2019/20 from 82 million dollars in 2016/17.