International AIDS relief stagnated in 2009

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 20 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3942
  1. Bob Roehr
  1. 1Washington, DC

    Funding from governments of rich countries for HIV and AIDS programmes in countries hardest hit by the epidemic essentially remained the same from 2008 to 2009, says the latest annual report on AIDS funding by the US charity the Kaiser Family Foundation and UNAIDS (the joint United Nations programme on HIV and AIDS).

    The fall in the amount of funds disbursed—from $7.7bn (£5bn; €6bn) to $7.6bn—was attributed to the global economic crisis. Currency fluctuations and reporting cycles make it difficult to determine whether this change represented an actual decline in spending. It came …

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