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  1. Don Baxter
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    Dear Colin

    Thank you for 76 Crimes’s continuing and comprehensive covering of this hot issue in Tanzania.

    To add to the picture, the Global Fund Observer Newsletter published a piece on Tanzania a couple of days ago.

    It includes some more detail on how the TZ Government is suspending grants for HIV services for gay men/MSM in Tanzania – even though the funds are being provided by the Global Fund and by US PEPFAR.

    Here is a link for the current article:

    http://www.aidspan.org/node/4378

    and here is a link for an earlier piece in the GFO Newsletter soon after these programs were first suspended in March this year:

    http://www.aidspan.org/gfo_article/global-fund-supported-programs-suspended-amid-tanzanian-government-crackdown-lgbt-0

    Global Fund-supported programs suspended amid Tanzanian … http://www.aidspan.org Global Fund-supported programs suspended amid Tanzanian government crackdown on LGBT community

    It appears the actions of the Tanzanian Government – whether intentionally or unintentionally – will in effect work to curtail HIV services to gay men/MSM and to make it difficult for those with HIV infection to access life-saving treatment.

    The MSMGF is encouraging advocates around the world to take up the Call To Action issued by CHESA and ISLA, including writing to Tanzanian embassies and consulates worldwide.

    Don

    Don Baxter

    Board Chair, Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF)

    37 Taylor St., Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010, Australia

    email: don.baxter@afao.org.au

    mobile: +61-419-223-560

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