HIV/AIDS Community Rallies at the VAG to Show Opposition to Provincial Aids Funding Cuts
On Friday Dec 18 2009 Vancouver's HIV/AIDS Community Rallied at the VAG to show their opposition of Aids Funding Cut Backs The Ministry of Health announced on World AIDS Day, Aids Funding Cuts to Community Based Health Organizations (CBHOs), managed through Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH).Each affected CBHO is a key provider of direct HIV/AIDS support services and programs in the Lower Mainland.
Spencer Herbert: BCNDP MLA Vancouver West End & BCPWAs Vice Chair Ken Buchanan dropped by for a little chat with us.
He stressed that funding CBHOs saves lives, saves money, these CBHOs prevent new cases of HIV in our province and educate those most at risk of becoming infected.
He tells us how the BC Liberals and Health Authorities knew of the budget crisis way before our last election in May of this year.
The BC Liberals promised us they would protect health care funding in this past election.
Who knew the men, women and children with Aids in BC would be paying for these Olympic Games?
Watch Orphan Gordie's vieo of the rally: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV-6F0bYHYI