UNAids endorses more funding through governments

IOL, 8 March 2004

IOL reports that UNAids, a United Nations agency that funds Aids programmes, will no longer fund NPOs directly due to a lack of accountability. The move that NPOs have termed "retrogressive" was proposed by Zambia and Zimbabwe and was supported by Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana and Namibia.

UNAids will instead channel funding for Aids programmes via government authorities dealing with Aids. Some donors critisised NPOs for spending too much money on salaries, with little money going to medicine and care programmes.

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