South African AIDS plan criticised

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: (Published 17 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1032
  1. Pat Sidley
  1. Johannesburg

    The South African government has committed itself to action against AIDS and HIV infection--acknowledged as being the world's fasted growing epidemic. However, the announcement of the commitment and a “partnership” between various government departments and non- governmental organisations,made in a television broadcast last Friday, has been criticised for having little or no substance behind it.

    Two days after the broadcast it became evident that far from …

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