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Concerns over HIV/AIDS funding cuts

ADDIS ABABA, 9 January 2013 (PlusNews Global) - Major projected cuts in US government funding for Ethiopia’s health sector could greatly undermine the progress the country has made in the fight against HIV, authorities and experts say. full report

HIV/AIDS: Uganda still behind on ARV target

KAMPALA, 7 January 2013 (PlusNews Global) - Uganda continues to fall short of achieving its goal of ensuring that 80 percent of people living with HIV receive antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) by 2015, according to the Uganda AIDS Commission (UAC). full report

UGANDA: HIV trust fund in the works

KAMPALA, 3 October 2012 (PlusNews Global) - The government of Uganda is planning to establish a US$1 billion-dollar HIV trust fund to finance local HIV programmes. full report

HEALTH: The Global Fund adopts new funding model

JOHANNESBURG, 25 September 2012 (PlusNews Global) - The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has released initial details on its new funding model, which will change the way countries apply for money. But as the Fund works to finalize the model before next year, civil society is criticizing the process for being untransparent and rushed. full report

HIV/AIDS: New ways to fund the fight

WASHINGTON DC, 25 July 2012 (PlusNews Global) - While global HIV funding has stayed flat in recent years, poorer countries have quietly been putting more of their own money into financing the HIV response. "Something very interesting has been happening" in Africa, Bernhard Schwartländer, director of strategy at UNAIDS told a plenary session at the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington DC. full report

AFRICA: Domestic investment in HIV up but uneven

NAIROBI, 19 July 2012 (PlusNews Global) - Many sub-Saharan African nations - traditionally the beneficiaries of international HIV funding - are gradually increasing their financial contributions to the fight against the virus, boosting the number of people on treatment to record highs according to a new UNAIDS report, Together We Will End AIDS, released on 18 July. full report

BURUNDI: Government seeks funding for five-year HIV/AIDS plan

BUJUMBURA, 11 June 2012 (PlusNews Global) - Burundi is seeking US$349 million for its National Strategic Plan to fight HIV/AIDS over the next five years. full report

UGANDA: Supply the main challenge in male circumcision

KAMPALA, 30 May 2012 (PlusNews Global) - Uganda's campaign to encourage male circumcision - part of its effort to reduce HIV transmission - has attracted an enthusiastic response, but the bigger challenge is rallying resources so the health system can meet the demand for circumcision before it wanes. full report

HIV/AIDS: Global Fund will have US$1.6 billion more

JOHANNESBURG, 10 May 2012 (PlusNews Global) - The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has announced that it will have US$1.6 billion more to invest in life-saving programmes between 2012 and 2014. full report

NEPAL: HIV-positive children, orphans neglected

RAKAM, 3 April 2012 (PlusNews Global) - In the village of Rakam in Dailekh District, about 700km northwest of the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, 12-year-old Ravi* is living with HIV and has no idea if he will finish his education. full report
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