Cautious welcome for Aids taskforce

Development charities have given a cautious welcome to a new joint US/UK taskforce on HIV/Aids, announced by Tony Blair and George Bush last week.

Cafod director Chris Bain said: "We applaud the commitment, but, put simply, it is not enough".

The US has pledged $15bn (£9bn) over the next five years in aid, and the UK government has pledged £164m through the Global Fund.

ActionAid has questioned if African governments can translate the pledges into "real action", and said it would rather the money went to partnerships with NGOs.

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