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TAC slams global governments over HIV/Aids funding cuts

Recent data from UNAids shows that governments have reduced funding for HIV/Aids programmes.

Anele Yawa of the Treatment Action Campaign at the International Aids conference in Durban. Picture: Kgothatso Mogale/EWN.

DURBAN - The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has accused governments across the globe of not doing enough to address HIV/Aids.

The group has made reference to recent data published by UNAids showing that donor governments have reduced funding for programmes to combat the pandemic in low and middle-income countries.

The International Aids Conference being held in Durban, enters its third day.

The TAC, which has recently had to significantly cut down its activities because of a lack of funding, says it's not only the South African government that is not doing enough in the fight against HIV and Aids but the whole world.

The organisation's Anele Yawa says: "Our governments globally are willing to fund military programmes to fight wars and kill innocent people, yet they are not willing and able to invest a lot of money to save lives."

However Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says government has so far been able to do a lot but says the fight is not for government alone.

WATCH: TAC says Talk of ending Aids is misleading

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