The Southern Times
Windhoek – Southern Africa now has 11,3 million people living with HIV and AIDS, an increase of 31 percent from the 8,6 million of a decade earlier.

While it is acknowledged that much work has been done over the last ten years to contain the pandemic, governments and experts are in agreement that much work still needs doing.

Domestic resource mobilization for HIV and AIDS intervention programmes remains low with few countries dedicating at least 10 percent of their national budgets despite prevalence rates being above this percentile.

The dependence on foreign funding has also been cited as a problem as it comes with specific intervention conditions that may not tally with individual countries' long-term plans. Full Story