Country Loses HIV/AIDS Funding Over Gay Rights

The Global Fund has denied Uganda US$270 million needed to put over 100 000 more people on lifesaving ARVs because the country's policies are deemed harsh on sexual minorities

The Global Fund has denied Uganda US$270 million needed to put over 100 000 more people on lifesaving antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) because the country's policies are deemed harsh on sexual minorities.

Minister of Health, Zainab Akol, points out that by the time the department is through with one group's rights, Uganda will be having 130 000 new infections.

Akol, who is of the view that the rights of minorities are derailing the fight against HIV/AIDS, further states that, "It is as if the global agenda is to use HIV to propagate sexual minority groups. Let them use the proper channels to deal with such issues."

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