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.

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