With Influx of New Patients, Doctor Appeals for Fresh US HIV Funding

A Ugandan doctor told the U.S. Congress last week that funding for programs against HIV/AIDS must be increased by the U.S. and other donors as he expressed concerns that a “flatlined” budget might fail to sustain efforts with a growing number of patients, Voice of America reports.

Dr. Peter Mugyenyi, director and founder of the Joint Clinical Research Center in Kampala, appealed for increased funding through the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief citing a “huge number of people who are still in desperate need of life-saving medicines.”

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