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EXCLUSIVE: Government confirms it will not cut HIV prevention budget

The Government has refuted claims that it was to halve its HIV prevention budget for 2015, reiterating support for the strategy and saying “It will continue”.

Published
20 December 2014
From
PinkNews
UK government halves the budget of HIV prevention programme for England

The Department of Health’s funding for HIV Prevention England, the national HIV prevention programme in England, will be cut by 50% from April 2015. This will have

Published
16 December 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Congress adds $300 million to PEPFAR for FY15, in bill global health advocates say recognizes critical needs

The allotment of $4.3 billion for PEPFAR restores half of the $600 million in cuts PEPFAR has seen since 2011.

Published
16 December 2014
From
Science Speaks
NAT opposes 50% cut to national HIV prevention funding for England

The Government has announced that there will be devastating cuts to funding for the national HIV prevention programme in England.  Funding will be halved for the year commencing April 2015 and there is as yet no commitment to fund further years of the programme.  

Published
15 December 2014
From
NAT press release
HIV dollars drop with waning philanthropic funds

Last year saw the lowest level of funding from charitable donors since 2007, the year when government spending on HIV began to drop. While the report notes that philanthropic support accounted for just three percent of all international funding for HIV-related efforts in low and middle-income countries, it has increasingly been cited in recent years as a source of support to fill gaps left by constricting national budgets.

Published
10 December 2014
From
Science Speaks
Appeal to global donors to save the Treatment Action Campaign

Fulfilling the right to health depends on common purpose between researchers, clinicians, and activists. On the eve of World AIDS Day 2014 (Dec 1), we write this letter as scientists and academics who are concerned about the possible closure of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in South Africa as a consequence of serious funding difficulties.

Published
05 December 2014
From
The Lancet
Over $1 billion saved by 2028 through Medicines Patent Pool licensing agreements

Since 2010, UNITAID’s investments in the MPP have yielded 2.6 times the value of its funding through such licensing deals. Between 2010 and 2028, this return on investment is projected to generate between $1.18 - $1.4 billion in savings due to price reductions through generic product manufacturing of key HIV medicines.

Published
02 December 2014
From
UNITAID
NHS asks Nice to delay ground-breaking hepatitis C drug

Nice is due to finish its final assessment of sofosbuvir in January. It is usual for them to give the NHS three months to find the money or put staff – if needed – in place. NHS England is thought to have asked them to delay this by six months.

Published
19 November 2014
From
Channel 4 News (blog)
South Africa to spend $2.2 billion on HIV drugs in next two years

South Africa plans to spend $2.2 billion over two years to buy HIV/AIDS drugs for public hospitals, a government minister said on Monday, as a study shows the prevalence of the virus is rising.

Published
18 November 2014
From
Reuters
UK has 'signed a death warrant' for South Africans with HIV-Aids

One of the world’s leading Aids activists has accused Britain of “signing a death warrant” for South Africans in need of treatment after withdrawing aid from the Treatment Action Campaign, which now faces ruin.

Published
05 November 2014
From
The Guardian
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