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India’s AIDS programmes shrink after government cuts spending

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4157 (Published 30 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4157
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

Cuts in the government’s social spending are affecting India’s fight against AIDS, resulting in staff losing their jobs and several programmes being limited, Reuters has reported.

India’s AIDS programmes have been facing obstacles such as drug shortages for over a year because of government delays and funding cuts. Many staff have not received their salaries. Up to a quarter of those working on prevention programmes in some states …

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