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Uganda Official: U.S. Cuts Up To $6 Million In Aid

Friday Mar 21, 2014
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KAMPALA, Uganda -- Uganda’s health minister says the government has lost up to $6 million in annual U.S. government support over the East African country’s new anti-gay law.

Ruhakana Rugunda said Friday that the U.S. had not renewed a contract that helped pay the salaries of Ugandan doctors and nurses involved in mostly AIDS programs. He said that under the contract that expired earlier this year, the U.S. gave between $4 and $6 million each year over the last 10 years.

Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department, said earlier this week that the money compensated 18 senior health officials. But Rugunda said the U.S. aid cut affects 87 ordinary doctors and nurses who are involved in the management of AIDS projects.

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  • Anonymous, 2014-03-21 16:01:38

    Too fucking bad Uganda. I hope other countries follow suit. Sad that your people are going to suffer, but the "blood" will be on YOUR governments hands. Maybe it’s time Uganda learns about HUMAN RIGHTS!!!!


  • John Mulholland, 2014-03-21 16:53:18

    Be nice if the money cut focused on other than health areas.


  • Anonymous, 2014-03-23 08:45:22

    We should stop ALL aid to that or any country that has laws like that. I hate to see any aids research or patients suffer but we should not support that country in any way but to allow political asylum to our gay brothers and sisters. Spend the money on bringing the aids patients here for care.


  • Jonathan Willner, 2014-03-24 23:19:41

    Great. Now what about cutting aid to Nigeria, Cameroon, Mauritania, Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, Guyana, Belize, Jamaica,......?


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