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Budget Shortfalls, Administrative Changes Negatively Affecting India’s National AIDS, TB Programs

The Lancet: Budget cuts threaten AIDS and tuberculosis control in India
“Bureaucratic changes and budget cuts are threatening to derail two of India’s key health initiatives — the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) and the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP). A total of 2.1 million people in India are HIV positive and about 1.2 million new cases of tuberculosis are diagnosed every year…” (Sharma, 9/5).

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