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UGANDA: UN urged to prioritise AIDS

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JOHANNESBURG, 22 May (PLUSNEWS) - UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan was urged on Sunday to place HIV/AIDS in Uganda high on the agenda of the UN General Assembly Special Session on the pandemic, scheduled for June in New York.

According to the local New Vision newspaper, Ugandan AIDS commission chief Dr Kihumuro Appuli urged G8 states to prioritise the AIDS battle, as current efforts were not yielding much success.

Appuli noted that out of the 100,000 infections recorded last year, 30,000 were children.

He also stressed a need for funding to be reviewed, especially since Uganda was operating on a budget of US$650 million, which was 50 percent of the required funds.



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