[cape_town] - SA delegation is on a mission to get more HIV funds

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This comes after an announcement from Washington that funding for HIV-Aids treatment in South Africa will be cut from $600million (R8.4billion) to $400m, according to the Health Department’s deputy director, Yogan Pillay.

He said that the US, under the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief, decided to take a different view on how to allocate funding worldwide and wanted to move to a performance-based funding formula.

“They will set targets with governments, and the amount of money they give will depend on the proportion of the target reached,” said Pillay.

He said funds from the US would help South Africa achieve its 2020 target of increasing the number of people on antiretroviral treatment....

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