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COVID-19 UNDERMINES LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES’ ABILITY TO FINANCE THEIR HIV RESPONSES

COVID-19 UNDERMINES LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES’ ABILITY TO FINANCE THEIR HIV RESPONSES

The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating health, social and economic impacts since it emerged in December 2019. Millions  have lost their lives, most countries’ economies have contracted, and many have lost their source of income and plunged into poverty. These social and economic impacts of COVID-19 have set the HIV response back by decades, especially in low- and middle-income countries…

INCREASED DOMESTIC INVESTMENTS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT VITAL TO SUSTAINING HIV/AIDS RESPONSE, AFRICAN CONFERENCE HEARS

INCREASED DOMESTIC INVESTMENTS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT VITAL TO SUSTAINING HIV/AIDS RESPONSE, AFRICAN CONFERENCE HEARS

During the last decade, the world recorded substantial progress in the fight against the global HIV epidemic: AIDS-related deaths reduced by one third, and new HIV infections reduced by a 16%, between 2010 and 2018. However, dwindling financial resources available for HIV and a growing epidemic in some regions, such as Eastern Europe and Central Asia, threaten these gains, which…

GLOBAL FUND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CALLS FOR INCREASED DOMESTIC INVESTMENTS IN HEALTH AT ICASA MEETING IN RWANDA

GLOBAL FUND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CALLS FOR INCREASED DOMESTIC INVESTMENTS IN HEALTH AT ICASA MEETING IN RWANDA

Peter Sands, the Executive Director of the Global Fund, called on implementing countries in the African region to increase domestic investments towards the three diseases, at the 20th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) held in Kigali, Rwanda from 2 to 7 December. The conference’s main theme was an AIDS-free Africa through innovation, communities and…

Domestic financial contributions to HIV, TB and malaria programs remain low in Global Fund ‘high-impact’ Asian countries

Domestic financial contributions to HIV, TB and malaria programs remain low in Global Fund ‘high-impact’ Asian countries

The role of domestic resources has taken centre stage as the Global Fund approaches the Replenishment Conference for the next implementation period, which will take place in October in Lyon, France. The Global Fund, in its Investment Case for the Sixth Replenishment, projects that domestic funding for HIV, TB and malaria programs will grow by 48% to $46 billion in…

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