Open letter to South Africa’s students‚ universities and government‚ represented by Minister in the .
MAPUTO - Mozambique's biggest donor in the fight against HIV-Aids is not satisfied with the country's current efforts to tackle the pandemic.
Jay Knott, Mozambique country director of the US International Aid Development agency (USaid), said the figures on HIV-Aids prevalence in the country were "more than the financial resources available to fight the disease".
"We are not satisfied with the results in the country at the moment," he told the independent Tribuna Fax.
Knott said the financial resources that the central government had set aside for the fight against the pandemic were meagre compared with the challenges faced.
Mozambique's infection rate is pegged at more than 16percent between the ages of 16 and 49, which represents the country's productive population.
USaid started HIV-Aids programmes in Mozambique in 1984 and by last year it had donated more than R11,6billion to Aids projects.
Official figures indicate the HIV prevalence rate was 13,8percent in 2002, but last year it rose to 16,2percent. More than 300000 Mozambicans need antiretroviral treatment. - Sapa