Yesterday, we wrote about a Ugandan doctor, Jane Ruth Aceng, who chaired President Yoweri Museveni’s Anti-Homosexuality Committee, who also runs an HIV Project Funded by NIH. Today, Mother Jones magazine writer, Mariah Blake weighed in on the issue:
The Ministry of Health staffer who convened the committee behind the report, Jane Aceng, also runs the ministry’s program to fight HIV. Since 2012, that initiative has received more than $5 million in funding from the CDC, which supports HIV programs in many African countries. Although HIV rates among gay Ugandan men are far higher than among the general population (as is the case in many countries), the program doesn’t include a strategy for treatment or prevention among gays and lesbians. Last year, after gay rights activists launched their own clinic to fill the gap in services and the international community applied pressure, the Ministry of Health announced it would introduce programs for gay men and sex workers. But these programs have yet to materialize. According Health GAP, a global organization devoted to combating HIV, the lack of investment in services for gay men and other vulnerable populations is one key reason Uganda— which had made great strides in fighting HIV— has seen a spike in new cases over the last eight years, even as new infection rates in other African countries continue to fall.
It is the view of Truth Wins Out that not a single dime of tax-payer money should ever cross the Ugandan border until Jane Aceng is fired and the Anti-Homosexuality terror law is repealed.
Read the entire Mother Jones article HERE