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Donor fatigue is slashing access to AIDS care in Africa, warns charity

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 27 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2844
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    Growing donor fatigue towards funding HIV/AIDS risks undermining years of positive achievements and will cause many more unnecessary deaths, says a report by the charity Médecins Sans Frontières.

    On the basis of detailed analyses made in eight sub-Saharan countries, the report illustrates how major international funding institutions such as the US president’s emergency plan for AIDS relief, the World Bank, UNITAID, and donors to the Global Fund have decided to cap, reduce or withdraw their spending on HIV treatment and antiretroviral drugs over the past 18 months.

    The charity says the findings “confirm our concerns in terms of donor backtracking on commitments to scale …

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