Family planning loses out to HIV and AIDS in development aid, shows analysis

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 12 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6460
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. 1London

The amount of development aid allocated to family planning and reproductive health has stagnated or risen only slightly in the past 15 years, while that given for HIV and AIDS has soared, show new findings.

The Euromapping 2010 report shows that the proportion of population assistance aid earmarked for family planning fell from 55% in 1995 to just 6% in 2008. Most of the population aid in 2008—73%—was allocated for HIV and AIDS, whereas 17% went towards reproductive care and 4% to basic research.

The report, which scrutinises how countries perform in relation to their funding commitments, is a joint project by the German Foundation for World Population and the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development.

It found that European countries and the …

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