Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
  
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

International News

Demonstrators in Swaziland Express Concern Over Possible Antiretroviral Shortages

July 29, 2011

More than 3,000 demonstrators gathered across Swaziland on Thursday for a second day of protests over the king's handling of an economic crisis that they say is causing a shortage of medical supplies, including antiretroviral therapy (ART), the Associated Press/Washington Post reports (7/28).

The Swaziland National Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (SWANNEPHA) has sent a petition to the government's National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS (NERCHA), stating, "With the release of the ART budget in 'dribs and drabs', any patient on ART would be worried when they are not sure if they will get their monthly stock of treatment," PlusNews writes. "Health Minister Benedict Xaba said on government radio recently that ... there were adequate supplies of [antiretrovirals] in stock," the news service notes, adding that "AIDS activists are not convinced" (7/28).

Back to other news for July 2011


This information was reprinted from kff.org with permission from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. You can view the entire Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report, search the archives, and sign up for email delivery. © Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.



  
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. It is a part of the publication Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report. Visit the Kaiser Family Foundation's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
See Also
More on HIV/AIDS Treatment in Swaziland

No comments have been made.
 

Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read TheBody.com's Comment Policy.)

Your Name:


Your Location:

(ex: San Francisco, CA)

Your Comment:

Characters remaining:

Tools
 

Advertisement