Global HIV/AIDS Efforts Must Be Sustained Or World Risks ‘Losing Control Of The Epidemic,’ Mark Dybul Says
Devex: World at risk of losing control of HIV and AIDS epidemic, PEPFAR architect says
“The HIV and AIDS epidemic could become uncontained if current funding trends continue, warned one of the founding architects of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. ‘We are, in my view, at highest risk ever of losing control of the epidemic since all of this began,’ Dr. Mark Dybul said at an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., on April 18. ‘Then, what do we do differently? How do we invest differently?’ Dybul’s words about the stark future of the HIV and AIDS epidemic came as the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington released a report about global health financing, which found that development assistance for HIV and AIDS has decreased annually by 5.4 percent since 2012…” (Welsh, 4/25).