Kampala - Uganda's health minister says the government has lost up to $6m in annual US government support over the East African country's new anti-gay law.
Ruhakana Rugunda said Friday that the US had not renewed a contract that helped pay the salaries of Ugandan doctors and nurses involved in mostly Aids programmes.
He said that under the contract that expired earlier this year, the US gave between $4m and $6m each year over the last 10 years.
Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for the US stated department, said earlier this week that the money compensated 18 senior health officials.
But Rugunda said the US aid cut affects 87 ordinary doctors and nurses who are involved in the management of AIDS projects.