Financing the Response to HIV in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: International Assistance from Donor Governments in 2012
As the United Nations General Assembly prepares to meet in New York in September 2013, with progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on the agenda, it is important for the global HIV community to take stock of international efforts to finance the response to the epidemic. The world has marshaled significant resources to address HIV over the past decade, helping to achieve incredible results – since the MDGs were first launched in 2001, according to UNAIDS estimates, the number of people newly infected with HIV has dropped by 33% and access to antiretrovirals has increased more than 20-fold, reaching 9.7 million by the end of 2012.
This landscape report is part of an ongoing initiative within UNITAID to describe and monitor the landscape for HIV commodities. It provides a broad overview of key HIV prevention tools, describing market dynamics around such prevention technologies and the primary factors that affect commodity access in HIV-endemic countries. Specifically, the report describes and analyses the market and technology landscapes for (i) male circumcision devices, (ii) barrier methods, (iii) microbicides, (iv) antiretroviral-based methods and (v) commodities needed for harm reduction. The report also explores market-based interventions that could alleviate current market shortcomings to improve access, focusing on key emerging products and product areas that are rapidly evolving.
Financing the Response to AIDS in Low- and Middle- Income Countries: International Assistance from Donor Governments in 2011
UNAIDS and the Kaiser Family Foundation have been tracking donor government assistance for AIDS in low- and middle- income countries since 2002. This latest report provides data from governments for 2011, the most recent year with comparable data available across donors. As it shows, international assistance rose sharply from 2002 through 2008, the period just before the onset of the economic crisis. It then began to flatten and, last year, for the first time, disbursements declined. The current report finds that although funding has gone back up, it remains at 2008 levels. If such trends continue, reaching the UN Political Declaration investment target of $22-24 billion needed by 2015 could be at risk.
Financing the Response to AIDS in Low- and Middle- Income Countries: International Assistance from Donor Governments in 2010
The last decade saw a dramatic rise in resources devoted to addressing the HIV epidemic in low- and middle- income countries, contributing to significant scale up of treatment and prevention efforts. In marking the 30th year of the epidemic, UNAIDS recently reported that treatment access had increased more than 20 times and new infections fell by nearly 25% over the decade.1