Feb 11, 2004 Southern Africa: AIDS Plans Updates
Little more than two months after the announcement of a national
plan for providing AIDS treatment, South
African President Thabo Mbeki and Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang
have raised new doubts about the commitment of top
political leaders to rapid implementation of the plan. A
statement by the Treatment Action Campaign issued today accuses the
two government leaders of "serious factual misrepresentations"
and "causing confusion in the public and despair among people with
HIV/AIDS and health professionals."