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PEPFAR strategy to focus on 13 countries close to controlling epidemic

The United States will concentrate its resources on 13 countries with high levels of HIV that have the best chance of controlling the AIDS epidemic under a strategy unveiled on Tuesday. President Donald Trump’s administration requested the program be cut by $1 billion earlier this year but the Senate Appropriations Committee voted last week to keep funding largely unchanged at roughly $6 billion.

Published
16 hours ago
From
Reuters
Bill Gates: Don't expect charities to pick up the bill for Trump's sweeping aid cuts

Head of world’s largest private philanthropic organisation speaks out as report shows progress on reducing extreme poverty under threat.

Published
13 September 2017
From
The Guardian
Melinda Gates decries ‘loss of U.S. leadership’ in global aid

Melinda Gates is calling on world leaders to step up global aid funding, saying “a loss of U.S. leadership” is resulting in “confusion and chaos” in some of the most vulnerable corners of the planet.

Published
13 September 2017
From
Washington Post
Study finds small savings, high costs in both dollars and lives from global HIV funding cuts

Cutbacks to HIV services driven by diminishing donor dollars would result in reductions of no more than 30 percent of current spending, while inflicting individual and public health costs out of any proportion to the amounts of money saved, a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found.

Published
07 September 2017
From
Science Speaks
Activists stunned by Global Fund decision to end funding for regional HIV programming in Africa

There will be no opportunities for new multi-country HIV programs in Sub-Saharan Africa – the region hardest hit by the disease. The Global Fund has indicated that the decision was based on technical partners’ guidance and information. Activists have called it “frustrating” and “irresponsible.”

Published
24 August 2017
From
Aidspan
US HIV funding decisions on PEPFAR in 2017 will have critical effect on ability to reach 90-90-90 goals

A withdrawal of United States funding for HIV treatment and prevention in sub-Saharan Africa could lead to 20 million additional HIV infections and 2 million additional AIDS

Published
01 August 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
The HIV response in Ukraine: at a crossroads

The Ukrainian Government is looking to shoulder more of the burden of the response to the HIV epidemic in the midst of a complicated health-care overhaul.

Published
21 July 2017
From
The Lancet (free registration required)
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
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
Why Donald Trump is bad for the health of the world – in five charts

The president’s aid budget cut and restoring the ‘global gag rule’ will see millions more pregnancies and abortions, and thousands more women dying in childbirth.

Published
17 July 2017
From
The Guardian
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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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