Devex Examines PEPFAR’s $100M Key Populations Investment Fund Announced In 2016
Devex: What happened to PEPFAR’s $100M Key Population Investment Fund?
“The head of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has said government bureaucracy prevented her from giving $100 million directly to in-country groups targeting key populations living with HIV. The money will now be delivered through U.S. government agencies instead, Ambassador Deborah Birx said. HIV/AIDS groups have been keen to know the whereabouts of the money behind the Key Population Investment Fund, a five-year funding stream announced in 2016 to support the scale-up of community-based approaches to enhance HIV service provision for key populations and marginalized groups, such as sex workers, drug users, and LGBTQ communities. The fund also included support for evidence gathering and advocacy activities…” (Edwards, 8/8).