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In Zimbabwe, HIV Treatment Reportedly Being Disrupted By Theft, Corruption

Al Jazeera: Zimbabwe: Stealing Lives
“…Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans are kept alive by antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) given freely by aid agencies on condition that they are not re-sold and that they are used for treating those in need. The drugs have played a vital role in stabilizing a situation that was running out of control a decade ago … However, any interruption in the supply of those drugs to a patient can seriously affect their health, as HIV expert Professor Rudi Luthy of the Newlands clinic in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare explained. … Which is why it is so disturbing that the regular supply of ARV is reportedly being disrupted by theft and corruption…” (11/20).

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