HIV/AIDS hardest hit in NGO collapse

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While the general civil society may be suffering from poor funding and donor fatigue, it is the organisations dealing with HIV/AIDS that are bearing the brunt of the crisis. Staff Writer, ZOLANI KRAAI relates the fall of a once vibrant sector within NGOs

At the beginning of the 21st century, the HIV/AIDS NGO sector was vibrant and active, a critical contributor to the grassroots’ socio-economy.  It has since faded and only a few still anxiously wait for help from nowhere.

The intensity of the movement began in 1995 when the Botswana Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (BONEPWA+) was conceived. This was courtesy of the then AIDS/STD Unit that facilitated the support for capacity-building of the first batch of HIV positive activists such as David Ngele and Dipuo Bogatsu.

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