Donor Assistance To LMICs For HIV/AIDS Rose Slightly In 2014, But Pace Of Assistance Slowing, Kaiser/UNAIDS Report Shows

News outlets report on a new Kaiser Family Foundation/UNAIDS study showing a slight increase in donor government funding for AIDS in 2014.

Al Jazeera America: U.N.: Goal to end AIDS epidemic by 2030 ‘ambitious but realistic’
“…[G]overnment [AIDS] funding in low- and middle-income countries has started to level off, according to a report by the Kaiser Family Foundation [and UNAIDS] also published on Tuesday. In 2014, total government investment increased by less than two percent, with the bulk of the money coming from the United States and the United Kingdom, the report found…” (7/14).

NBC News: ‘Extraordinary Progress’ Against AIDS, 8 Million Lives Saved: Report
“…A second report from UNAIDS and the Kaiser Family Foundation found international aid to help fight HIV around the world has virtually leveled off. Donor government funding rose by by less than two percent to $8.6 billion in 2014 — one percent when adjusted for inflation…” (Fox, 7/14).

Vaccine News Daily: AIDS funding increases in 2014
“…More specifically, there was a slight increase from the 14 [primary] donor governments, the joint report said. Seven of the 14 donor governments reduced their funding. Two of the governments remained steady in their financing, and five of the governments increased their investments…” (7/14).

VOA News: Donor Funds to Fight Global HIV Epidemic Level Off
“…Jennifer Kates, vice president and director of global health and HIV policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, helped assemble the report along with UNAIDS. Kates said many Western countries have run up against the financial realities of budget cutbacks, and the pace of donations dedicated to helping fight HIV has begun to slow. ‘At the same time, to get to where public health officials and scientists and policymakers feel we can get to with what is known about HIV, more needs to be done and that is a hard sell to donors and others who have many, many priorities right now,’ she said…” (Berman, 7/14).

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