Gates to Pull HIV Funding From India
March 29, 2011
While traveling in India, Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will reduce its commitment to an anti-AIDS effort there, with the government taking on more responsibility. The Avahan initiative -- which has assisted 80,000 men who have sex with men, female sex workers, as well as transgender women -- "has been a phenomenal success," Gates said of the foundation-funded effort. "I should note, though, that the government of India has been together on this every step of the way. In fact, in the years ahead, most of the ongoing work on prevention would be funded by the government." Responsibility for the work will pass from the foundation to the National AIDS Control Organization.
HIV Plus Magazine
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