20 Mar 2013

Pacific Aids Foundation to close its doors

8:20 am on 20 March 2013

An organization that has represented the rights and voices of people living with HIV in the Pacific for over a decade is closing.

FBC news reports the Pacific Islands Aids Foundations is no longer able to survive as the donor funding has ceased to support the organization.

Financial cuts affected the administrative and financial operational capacity of the organization and soon spread to the projects.

The organization tried to cut costs and other strategies applied forcefully since 2009 was hoped to survive the crisis, but the miracle did not happen.

The foundation closed its Suva office in November last year.

The office in Rarotonga, Cook Islands retains two project desks with communication and research until April at the latest.