HIV funding shortage threatens Senegal gains

US reduction of funding to African countries threatens Senegal's progress in healthcare.

Last updated: 30 Nov 2013 03:36
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Funding from the US has helped many African countries to make great gains in their fight against HIV and AIDS.

But since President Barack Obama came to office, those funds have been reduced.

And health experts warn the consequences could be disastrous.

Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports from Senegal.


Al Jazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.