HIV: private donations and public donations

HIV: private donations and public donations


The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, which has set a $ 18 billion (€ 16.80 billion) collection target for 2024-2026, announced (May 24) its the first private sector donation pledge on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday (May 24th), Reuters reported. The promise is for ten million dollars; it was made by US Comic Relief and unlocks a $ 20 million commitment from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. For his part, US President Joe Biden, whose country will host the next fundraising conference, has already announced a $ 6 billion commitment. Health care disruptions caused by Covid-19 around the world have penalized the screening and treatment of these three deadly diseases, said Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands. “The reality is that the need to fight these diseases is not going away. It has worsened, ”Peter Sands told Reuters. The context has also changed dramatically since 2019, when the fund reached a $ 14 billion target. According to Peter Sands, the pandemic, the war in Ukraine and growing economic problems have an impact on donations. Private sector donations are also affected by recent market losses. “It’s a difficult time to raise big bucks,” says Peter Sands anxiously. In addition, the United States has indicated that it will make $ 80 million available to Cameroon for AIDS programs, the Cameroonian Ministry of Public Health announced on Monday, May 23rd. in a briefing note following a meeting between Cameroonian Health Minister Malachi Manaouda and the new US Ambassador Christopher John Lamora. This amount will be used in part for the activities of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF). Another portion of this fund is expected to abound in the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan to Fight AIDS (Pepfar). According to the Cameroonian Ministry of Public Health, between 2004 and 2020, the HIV prevalence rate rose from 5.6% to 2.7% among the country’s 15- to 49-year-old population. Finally, the United States has indicated that it is providing $ 404 million in aid to Mozambique to support the fight against AIDS. These funds, which can be used as part of the National Operational Plan (COP) in 2023, are intended to help Mozambique achieve UNAIDS targets 95-95-95. “The COP22 plan represents our common commitment to controlling the epidemic, putting 1.9 million Mozambicans on life-saving treatment over the next 18 months,” said US Ambassador Peter H. Vrooman. In 2020, with more than two million people infected, Mozambique was the third largest country with HIV in the world.

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