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ONE Analysis Finds Disparities in AIDS Progress Among African Countries

November 26, 2013

"Progress in the battle against AIDS is widely divergent in different African countries, so much so that to talk about 'AIDS in Africa' as one epidemic needing a single approach has become an anachronism, campaigners said on Tuesday," Reuters reports. "In an analysis of the state of the global fight against [HIV/AIDS], the advocacy group ONE said that while some African countries had reached a 'tipping point' against the disease, others lag far behind," the news service writes. "Leading the pack are countries such as Ghana, Malawi and Zambia, where governments, international donors and civil society leaders have worked together, the report said, and as a result have made dramatic progress against HIV/AIDS," according to Reuters, which adds, "Yet at the same time other countries -- such as Cameroon, Nigeria and Togo -- lag far behind, often hampered by a lack of political will to tackle HIV, inadequate funding, poor delivery systems and stigma against marginalized populations where HIV infections are more frequent." The news service notes, "The ONE report said one of the most serious problems for the global HIV/AIDS fight is a lack of money" (Kelland, 11/26).

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