Will anti-gay Ugandan derail Global Fund efforts?

Troubling news in the fight against HIV/AIDS…


Dr. David Kihumuro Apuuli (Faiswal Kasirye photo courtesy of The Monitor) Dr. David Kihumuro Apuuli (Faiswal Kasirye photo courtesy of The Monitor)

An anti-gay Ugandan is about to join the board overseeing the work of the Global Fund, according to an informed source in Uganda.

The Global Fund, one of the primary supporters of the fight against HIV/Aids worldwide, has been working in recent years to dismantle the barriers that exclude LGBTI people from receiving adequate health care.  That effort could be derailed if an opponent of barrier-free health care becomes influential on the Global Fund board.

A Ugandan friend writes with that unpleasant news:

This year’s homophobic Christmas gift to us is the appointment of Dr. David Kihumuro Apuuli, the former director general of the Uganda Aids Commission (UAC), to the Global Fund board in Geneva. He is to represent Eastern and Southern Africa effective next year.

During his tenure at the top of public health policy-making at UAC in…

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