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UK response to global HIV epidemic is condemned for lack of coordination

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 14 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:866
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

The UK government has responded too slowly to the worldwide epidemic of HIV and AIDS and with too little control over how the money it donates is spent, says a highly critical report from the public spending watchdog.

Although the United Kingdom is the second biggest donor to HIV and AIDS programmes, after the United States, the money it donates through the Department for International Development is not always used in the best possible way, says the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee.

The report criticises the department for its delayed response to tackling HIV and AIDS, although it …

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