Health Care Organizations In South Africa Fear Cuts To U.S. Funding Through PEPFAR, Search For Other Sources Of Aid
U.S. News & World Report: In South Africa, Charity Begins at Home
“…[There are] deepening fears here [in South Africa] that U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration will follow through on its goals to cut back U.S. financial support … [for] PEPFAR — the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief — that … has been a key tool for AIDS prevention and treatment around the world, particularly in Africa. The financial uncertainty … is shared by many charities and nongovernmental organizations in South Africa that provide health care. It’s left many of them scrambling to find new sources of money, worried that their American benefactor will be less generous. … One alternative may come from China looking to ground its strategy of aid as diplomacy in Africa. It’s a move that represents a challenge to the United States’ own soft power ambitions…” (Ho, 4/16).