GLOBAL: New ways to bridge the AIDS funding gap

 

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JOHANNESBURG, 30 September 2010 (PlusNews) – Money, or the lack of it, is likely to be the deciding factor in meeting global health targets. This was one of the main messages to emerge from both the recent Millennium Development Goals (MDG) summit in New York, and the latest report by UNAIDS on progress towards achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care.

After years of steady increases in funding for the HIV/AIDS response, the global economic downturn of the last two years has seen most donor countries cut or flat-line their contributions.

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which provides a fifth of all financing for AIDS, is hosting a donor meeting in New York on 4 and 5 October. The aim is to raise US$13 to $20 billion to fund existing programs for the next three years and support new ones, but activists warn that even the minimal amount needed to fund existing programs may be unattainable if the Global Fund remains largely dependent on contributions from recession-hit developed countries.

 

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