Kenyan AIDS Activists Demonstrate in Support of Global Fund

From the Guardian, Thursday, Feb. 2 2012:

"Around 500 activists and people who are HIV-positive marched through the streets of Nairobi on the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, demanding that western donors fulfil their promise to finance the organisation.

Brandishing banners saying "Stop death not funding" and "Donors: fund the fund. Keep your promise", this week's march began at the Japanese embassy, where demonstrators submitted a petition. They argue that a decade's worth of progress in fighting the three diseases risks unravelling after the funds board cancelled its 11th round of funding in November, owing to a resource shortfall."

 

Read the complete article, "Kenyan AIDS Activists Demonstrate in Support of Global Fund," at http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/feb/02/kenya-activists-march-support-global-fund.

 

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