Mbeki refuses to back down on 'dissident' HIV/Aids stance

14 March 2016 - 12:25 By TMG Digital

Former president Thabo Mbeki on Monday questioned the amount spent by Government on trying to combat and treat HIV/Aids as opposed to TB - the leading cause of deaths in South Africa. “What justifies spending 16% of the national health budget on a ‘disease’ which in 2013 accounted for 5% of all deaths?” Mbeki stated.

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