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Indian Government Criticized For ‘Merging’ AIDS Department With Larger Health Department

The Lancet: India’s AIDS department merger angers activists
“The Indian Government has come under fire for shutting down its AIDS department. The Department of AIDS Control (DAC), which is an independent unit in the health ministry, is responsible for overseeing the activities of the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO). NACO spearheads the country’s AIDS control program. Recently, the government announced that it was ‘merging’ the AIDS control department with the Department of Health and Family Welfare, which runs several important health programs, such as the National Cancer Control Programme and National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme…” (Sachan, 9/6).

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