Blog Post Discusses 3 Recently Released UNAIDS Reports
Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: With UNAIDS as common denominator, reports bring impetus, optimism, and now, realities
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from three recently released UNAIDS reports, including a joint report by UNAIDS and the Kaiser Family Foundation. “…[The Kaiser/UNAIDS] report starts with a flat truth: the world’s largest donor, the United States kept its funding ‘essentially flat’ last year, and were it not for the second largest donor, the United Kingdom, which increased both direct support and its contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, spending to fight HIV in low- and middle-income countries would have declined. While four other governments raised their spending, for two, the Netherlands and Japan, those increases did not lift their contributions to levels preceding own recent drops…” (7/16).