Govt to Increase AIDS Grant to Provinces

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 13:37
The dedicated HIV/AIDS allocation to provinces will increase over the next three years, says Gordhan

Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, says the dedicated HIV/AIDS allocation to provinces will increase over the next three years.

Gordhan announced that spending on their HIV/AIDS conditional grant will rise from R6 billion this year, to R10.6 billion in 2013/14.

He said total annual spending on HIV/AIDS, including hospital treatment, is about R20 billion, adding that the conditional grant includes R60 million for the circumcision programme.

To read the article titled, “AIDS grant to provinces soars,” click here.

Source: 
The Citizen