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Ugandan Parliamentary Committees Recommend Closing AIDS Commission To Cut Costs; Activists Object

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Key Ugandan HIV control body under pressure to close, activists object
“Two parliamentary committees want to cut costs by closing down the Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC), set up 24 years ago to oversee and coordinate HIV prevention and control — despite activists’ fears that this could damage the fight against HIV/AIDS. … Parliament’s budget and health committees have recommended dissolving the UAC in order to cut costs and end the duplication of roles between the commission, a semi-autonomous agency under the Office of the President, and the AIDS Control Programme, which is under the Ministry of Health…” (Lirri, 2/10).

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