Malawi's HIV-treatment funding gap

From Global development | The Guardian Tue Nov 27 2012, 19:01:28

Malawi has had much success in tackling HIV and Aids but, as funding dries up, campaigners are worried all the good work could be undone

"Two years ago we were more reactive," says Humphrey Mdyetseni, from Malawi's Office for Nutrition, HIV & Aids. "We would point resources at the fire and hope it went out. Now with the change in government, we hope to be more proactive ... but we are in a transitional phase."

Joyce Banda, president of Malawi since April 2012, is only the second female African leader in history. Edith Mkawa, her newly appointed secretary for nutrition, HIV & Aids walked into a department with a $200m (£125m) funding gap between the costs of providing antiretroviral (ARVs) drugs and her current aid funding.

"This margin is only going to get bigger. We predict it will double to $400m by 2022," Mkawa says.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

South Africa:   Cost-Cutting Measures for Executive - Zuma (news)
News24Wire
11 February 2016

President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday announced some cost-cutting measures to curb wasteful expenditure. [read more]

Somalia:   Al Shabaab Disguise Fighters As Peacekeepers (news)
The East African
11 February 2016

Somalia militants Al Shabaab are planning to attack liberated areas disguised in uniforms stolen from the African peacekeepers. [read more]

Congo-Kinshasa:   U.S. Warns of Chaos If Kabila Declines to Surrender Power (news)
The East African
11 February 2016

Senior US officials have warned that the Democratic Republic of Congo could be hit by violence worse than Burundi's if President Joseph Kabila does not surrender power later this year. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!


Today's Featured News
Mozambique Ruling Party Faces Tough Contest

Renamo supporters: Ruling Frelimo faces a stern challenge at Wednesday's polls from...

Surge in Central African Republic Violence

African Union troops in Bangui (file photo): The UN has expressed alarm...

Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana Get Crucial Wins

Asamoah Gyan of Ghana (file photo): The Super Eagles have boosted their...