Navigation Links
Bush Administration Proposes End of Funding of Anti-AIDS Program in Swaziland

Swaziland will soon see an end to the funds that was provided by the US administration towards the anti HIV program through // subsidized circumcisions to men in Swaziland.

According to the U.S. Agency for International Development it had only recently learned of the program and that it violated government policy supporting study of circumcision but not services offering the procedure.

Over the past 12 months around 300 men have been circumcised at the Family Life Association of Swaziland clinic in Mbabane as part of a ground breaking research program which has shown that circumcised men are less likely to contract HIV. So far it has been estimated that one out of three Swazis between ages 15 and 49 have been infected by HIV.

Dudu P. Simelane, deputy executive director for the Family Life Association said, USAID contributed $149,285 to the program last year but did not renew it for the coming fiscal year. She added that although the decision against renewing the funding that was part of the Bush administration's $15 billion anti-AIDS program, did not come as a surprise knew donors had not yet been found.

Simelane said,"It's best we try by all means to continue, but funding is the determinant," speaking from Manzini, Swaziland, where the group is based. "We wouldn't like to stop, really."

USAID, in its statement said the funding "should not have occurred, and there will be no further circumcisions performed with U.S. Government funds until the PEPFAR Scientific Steering Committee reviews data from ongoing clinical trials and considers any recommendations on male circumcision from the normative international Agencies." PEPFAR is the Bush anti-AIDS program.

Although the procedure and its medical benefits still remain controversial years of studies have shown that circumcised men have lower HIV rates compared to men who are not circumcised in spite of living in the same area. Scientists theorize that circumcision re moves the foreskin tissue that is most vulnerable to HIV infection and thereby also limit the spread of the virus to a man's sexual partners.

A South African experiment conducted among 3,274 men has reported that circumcised men were at least 60 percent less likely to contract HIV than those who were not circumcised. However most of the world's major health donors, including the Bush administration's anti-AIDS program, have stated that they will not pay for circumcision programs until those two studies release their results.

In Swaziland the program offered circumcisions to men for about $40 which is far less than the cost at private clinics and with news spreading that circumcised men may be less likely to contract HIV, long waiting lists formed for the procedure. However with the end of the U.S.-funded program fewer options appear to be left for Swazi men seeking circumcisions.

Adam Groeneveld, a urologist who has trained several doctors in circumcision techniques for the program, said, "That's not going to help. I don't understand why that has happened."
NLA
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Nerve Damage Can Be Prevented By Xenon Administration During Surgery
2. Elephantiasis Is Eliminated In Egypt Due To Mass Drug Administration
3. Stronger Doses Fewer Administration for Breast Cancer
4. Administration of Fish Drug for Asthma Patients Begins in Andhra
5. Bush Administration to Exempt Medicaid Recipients on Proof of Citizenship
6. Routine Oxygen Administration in Heart Attack Victims, Challenged
7. Patient Pays For The Callousness Of Hospital Administration
8. ‘Don’t Beat Around the Bush’ With Information on ‘sex Education’, Bush AdministrationTold
9. Government Organisation Proposes Strict Guidelines For SubStandard Medical Devices
10. Harvard Proposes Drug Disposal Plan
11. San Francisco Mayor Proposes An Alternate Plan For The Uninsured City Residents
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... LabRoots , the leading provider ... the world, is excited to announce Andrew Ly as the winner of the LabRoots ... textbook costs. , Ly, who is in his third year at the University ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 16, 2017 , ... Fusion Flix ... premium original programming over four countries and millions of viewers in a partnership with ... rent or buy On-Demand and fully available on Blu Ray disc in 2018. Proceeds ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Kaviva , a health engagement technology ... market, with Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation ( AHF ), to provide their ... for nearly 800,000 individuals worldwide and is the largest HIV/AIDS organization in the ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... ... and marketers of high-quality anti-aging skincare solutions, recently announced the launch of two ... are an affordable, yet effective alternative to expensive plastic surgery or in-patient cosmetic ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 16, 2017 , ... “Mom, God's Got This: Jamie's Story” is ... in love with the Lord and has an insatiable appetite for God’s Word. , “I ... those shelves, free gifts retrieved from packages of oatmeal. I have one to this day ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... announced today that its fully owned USA -operating ... City Office in Yonkers, New York to ... 2 ) homecare therapy. This new East Coast location has also ... the company,s DMEPOS accreditation for Home/Durable Medical Equipment Services. ... Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc. New York ...
(Date:8/11/2017)... , Aug. 11, 2017 DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: ... health and big data solutions, today announced that it ... August 14 and host a conference call at 9:00am ... operating and financial results and its strategy and outlook ... hosted by Erez Raphael , Chief Executive Officer, ...
(Date:8/8/2017)... Aug. 8, 2017  BioLineRx Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: BLRX), a ... reports its financial results for the second quarter ended ... the second quarter 2017 and to date: ... development programs for the Company,s lead project, BL-8040: ... study with BL-8040 as novel stem cell mobilization treatment ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: