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Nigeria’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage Could Impact Country’s Aid Flow

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog examines how Nigeria’s Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act might impact foreign aid to the country. “…This week, the Global Forum on MSM and HIV has issued a statement endorsed by 83 organizations, including the IDSA Center for Global Health Policy, which produces this blog, calling on global HIV donors including the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to take specific actions. Those actions include establishing a civil society task force, redirecting funds toward security, legal help and advocacy for affected groups, scrutinizing use of funds, and barring Nigeria from participating in leadership positions in their responses…” (Barton, 1/31).