2000

UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE


40% OF HIV/AIDS FUND NOT USED

MEDIA STATEMENT BY MANNA NAIDOO, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON ON HEALTH

It is scandalous the only 40% of money allocated to fight HIV/AIDS Epidemic remains unused. This despite the spread of the epidemic and the increased requests and need for medicine and condoms. The UDM calls on the Minister to
explain why this money has not been spent.

This highly undesirable situation does not only reflect on a lack of will and intent to deal decisively with a matter of national importance, but also reflects on the Departments' ability to develop a coherent and holistic strategy to address what is fast becoming a national disaster.

If the Department is unable to productively deal with the issue of HIV/AIDS, then the UDM would urge them to involve non-governmental organisations that proved their commitment in the fight HIV/AIDS.

Enquiries:
Manna Naidoo, MP

08 March 2001