SOUTH AFRICA: Global Fund money gets stuck with health department

Saturday, December 6, 2008
CAPE TOWN Wednesday, December 03, 2008 (IRIN) - South Africa's Department of Health has failed to channel US$3.9 million in donor money to 13 HIV/AIDS organisations, leaving them underfunded. As the designated principal recipient of a Global Fund grant to address gaps in the national AIDS response and expand the programme, South Africa's health department is responsible for dispersing grant money to the NGOs. According to Global Fund spokesperson Jon Lidén, the grant was delivered to the...