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Officials Express Concern Over Drop In Donor Government Funding For AIDS In Low-, Middle-Income Countries Found In UNAIDS/Kaiser Family Foundation Report

Eyewitness News: UNAIDS concerned by ‘funding crisis’ in fight against AIDS
“The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) says it’s concerned about what it calls a funding crisis in the fight against the deadly virus. … UNAIDS and the Kaiser Family Foundation say new data show that 13 of 14 donor governments have reduced funding for AIDS in low- and middle-income countries. … The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Jennifer Kates said, ‘This is an analysis we have been doing for a decade in partnership with the UNAIDS. Every year we look at bilateral disbursements and multilevel contributions. This year, for the first time in five years, we found a drop’…” (Rahlaga, 7/19).

Humanosphere: AIDS 2016: International conference opens with one ubiquitous question
“The 21st International AIDS Conference began with the question: ‘What will it really take to achieve the end of AIDS?’ … [Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine] cited a 12 percent drop in funding for AIDS-related services and medications. Piot’s comments are underscored by a recent report from UNAIDS and the Kaiser Family Foundation. That report notes funding from government sources to support HIV efforts in low- and middle-income countries fell for the first time in five years in 2015, decreasing from $8.6 billion in 2014 to $7.5 billion…” (Owen, 7/18).

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