NAHPA laments diminishing support

PAC in session. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
PAC in session. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

National Aids and Health Promotion Agency (NAHPA) is distressed at its long-term sustainability for the funding of HIV and Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) response as donors threaten to pull out financial support.

NAHPA’ national coordinator, Ontiretse Letlhare disclosed the concern when addressing Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hearing yesterday.

He said it is of great concern that they continue to receive signals from the countries’ major funders such as Global Fund and PEPFA that their support to Botswana is about to come to an end.

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