Lesotho needs R30 million to curb AIDS burden

AIDSFrom TSOANELO MOKHAHLANE in Maseru, Lesotho
MASERU, (CAJ News) – RECURRENT drought and funding challenges have left thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS worse off in neighbouring Lesotho.
Completely surrounded by South Africa, the country is among the hardest hit by the worst drought in decades.
Over 725 000 people- a quarter of the population- are food insecure.
Of these, 310 000 are living with HIV/AIDS.
To stave a crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is preparing a proposal for US$ 2,2 million (R30 million) from United States
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for nutrition support for people on ant-retroviral and tuberculosis treatment in the high HIV prevalence districts.
However, funding remains a challenge.
“WFP’s combined portfolio has a significant funding gap and contributions are needed for all activities to take place,” said a spokesperson.
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