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Kaiser/UNAIDS Study Finds Donor Government Funding for HIV Declined by 7% in 2016, Falling to Lowest Level Since 2010

Donor government funding to support HIV efforts in low- and middle-income countries decreased by US$511 million from US$7.5 billion in 2015 to US$7 billion in 2016, finds a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). This marks the second successive year of declines, and is the lowest level since 2010.

Published
21 July 2017
From
Kaiser Family Foundation
Declining Funding and Shrinking Donor Base Imperils Continued Success of HIV Prevention

A new report released today ahead of the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science documents 2016 funding and highlights a continuing trend of flat or declining funding and its potential impact on further innovation in HIV prevention research and development (R&D).

Published
21 July 2017
From
AVAC
AIDS deaths are almost half of what they were in 2005 — but experts worry Trump could reverse that

“If the president’s budget were enacted, we would see the progress that has been gained over the last decade reversed very quickly, and all of the hard-fought gains reversed almost quicker than we achieved them,” said Mitchell Warren, executive director of HIV-prevention advocacy group AVAC.

Published
21 July 2017
From
Mic
Threatened Funding Cuts in Limelight at AIDS 2017

Researchers, clinicians, and advocates converging in Paris for the International AIDS Conference 2017 will not only be talking about new HIV treatment and prevention and how to roll out innovative medications in a comprehensive, integrated way, they will also be making a case to funders.

Published
19 July 2017
From
Medscape (free registration required)
Gates is Still Gunning for HIV. Here's the Latest

One area of focus in the foundation’s five-point strategy is improving diagnostic testing. This area may not sound as critical as ensuring access to antiretroviral medication. In fact, though, improving diagnosis can go a long way toward stopping the spread of HIV.

Published
19 July 2017
From
Inside Philanthropy
Chickens coming home to roost: local government public health budgets for 2017/18

Although some local authorities have been innovative in contracting and in seeking efficiencies in their public health budgets, there is little doubt that we are now entering the realms of real reductions in public health services. This is a direct result of the reduced priority that central government gives to public health.

Published
13 July 2017
From
The King's Fund
An arbitrary benchmark for access to new drugs

Policy is an admission the UK cannot afford to be at the cutting edge.

Published
11 July 2017
From
Financial Times
Drug industry to challenge Nice over new cost limits

The drug industry is taking legal action over limits introduced on expensive new drugs. The public body authorises spending by the NHS on expensive new treatments. In March it announced a new policy to hold back spending on new drugs that might cost more than £20m a year in any of their first three years of use.

Published
10 July 2017
From
BBC Health
Trump plan would limit PEPFAR “epidemic control” efforts to 12 countries

Neither Rex Tillerson nor the document expanded on which countries would be on their own in 2018, or how they would be chosen.

Published
07 July 2017
From
Science Speaks
“A Quarter for Prevention”: Study finds Global Fund investments in HIV prevention in Africa fall short

Across 15 countries, just 15% of grant programs from the 2014-2016 funding cycle went towards HIV prevention.

Published
28 June 2017
From
Global Fund Observer
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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