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UN report predicts shortfall in AIDS funding in developing countries

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7405.10-b (Published 03 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:10
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Funding for the prevention and treatment of AIDS in low and middle income countries is only about half what is needed to provide basic services, warned a report published by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) last week.

    The Report on the State of HIV/AIDS Financing estimated that $4.7bn (£2.8bn; €4.1bn) should be available to spend on the AIDS epidemic in developing countries in 2003. This figure was based on pledges from private, national, and international funding sources. Although funding has increased considerably over the past five years, it is likely to fall far short of that needed in the future. The report estimated that more …

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