UNAIDS/Kaiser Family Foundation Report Showing Decline In AIDS Donor Funding For Low-, Middle-Income Countries Prompts Worry, Fear Among Some Advocates
Seattle Medium: Show Me The Money: Global HIV/AIDS Funding On The Decline
“Throughout AIDS 2016, whispers that global funds to fight HIV/AIDS have begun to dry up have turned to shouts. … Donor government funding to support HIV efforts in low- and middle-income countries fell for the first time in five years in 2015, according to data gathered and analyzed jointly by the Kaiser Family Foundation and UNAIDS. In U.S. currency, over $1 billion dried up; AIDS money dropped from $8.6 billion in 2014 to $7.5 billion in 2015, a 13 percent decline. … ‘We know that governments are facing fiscal austerity measures,’ explained [Jen Kates, Kaiser Family Foundation vice president and director of global health and HIV policy]. ‘We also know that they are faced with competing demands, including refugee and humanitarian emergencies that are affecting their budgets.’ No matter the explanations, activists are worried — and angry…” (Villarosa, 7/22).
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.