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Rwanda Seeks Ways To Compensate For Reductions In Foreign Health Aid

Nature: Rwanda feels the pinch as donors slash health aid
“Rwanda has made major public health strides since the country’s genocide against the Tutsi people ended in June 1994, but declines in foreign aid now threaten that progress. Donors such as the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have reduced assistance to Rwanda by 40 percent over the past three years, jeopardizing advances in a country seen as a development success story. The situation will be hotly discussed at the annual meeting of the World Academy of Sciences in Kigali on 14-17 November…” (Hayden, 11/14).

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