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).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

KFF Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270 | Email Alerts: | |

The independent source for health policy research, polling, and news, KFF is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.