Aids Focus

Massive Aids funding shortfalls expected

2012-07-30 14:02

(Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Special Report

Washington - The world economic downturn is leading to massive shortfalls in funding the fight against Aids, experts warned on Thursday.

Michel Kazatchkine, UN Special Envy for HIV/Aids in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, told the International Aids Conference in Washington he was worried.

"I am especially worried about short-term financing," he said. "International financing is at risk."

Since the 2008 world financial crisis, international funding for the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria has flat-lined, said Kazatchkine, who for years was director of the fund.

Funding for national programs in some cases has risen, but that is not enough, he said.

The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders agreed there was no room for a time out.

"The fight against HIV is a long-term commitment," said Oliver Moldenhauer, one of the group's delegates to the conference.
"A break can have catastrophic consequences. There's no room for flexibility," he added.

Countries less affected by the economic crisis must step in, he said.

"Germany, especially, has to increase its contributions," Moldenhauer said.

- SAPA

Read more on:    hiv aids
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Oscar's date with destiny

2014-10-20 21:02

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Sport

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Deal of the week!

Save R1200 on the Samsung 48” smart full HD LED television now only R8799. Buy now!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

Save 20% on Nivea beauty products!

Buy any two Nivea beauty products and save 20%. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a strong social and romantic overtone that plays its way into your day. It may get stronger later in the day when the...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.