Petition From Venezuela Urges Global Fund To Bend Rules On Funding For High-Income Countries

ScienceInsider: Venezuela is running short on HIV meds — and places to turn for help
“On top of its currency being in free fall for three years running, empty shelves at supermarkets, and electricity rationing, Venezuela has a serious shortage of medicines, including life-saving anti-HIV drugs. This led a network of Venezuelans living with HIV to seek ‘urgent humanitarian aid’ in June 2016 from the Geneva, Switzerland-based Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. But because the World Bank classifies Venezuela as a high-income nation, the Global Fund on 18 January denied the request … A petition at change.org is urging the Global Fund to bend its policy toward high-income countries, given the extreme situation…” (Cohen, 2/6).