January 13, 2012
People With HIV in Haiti Struggle Two Years After Quake
A large portion of the funds promised for the reconstruction efforts in Haiti since the devastating 2010 earthquake has never materialized, AlertNet reports. The largest portion of the money went to multilateral agencies, and big well-connected nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). A much smaller portion went to the Haitian government—around 13 percent—and even less went directly to Haitian NGOs–—with some estimates as low as 0.4 percent. For people living with HIV, or groups most at risk for the virus, this situation is compounded by the discrimination and stigma they face in their daily lives, including being displaced from their homes and having difficulty accessing health care.
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