Uganda Implements Alcohol, Soft Drinks Tax To Help Fund HIV Treatment

The Guardian: Tax on drinks to raise funds for HIV treatment in Uganda
“Taxes levied on alcohol and soft drinks in Uganda will be used to fund the country’s HIV treatment programs, in a move designed to make the country less reliant on donors. The government believes $2.5m a year will be generated from the two percent total tax levies collected from drinks, including beer, spirits, and waragi, a local liquor, which will be channeled into a new HIV and AIDS trust fund (ATF)…” (Okiror, 10/26).