A new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation, “The US & Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria,” examines the declining commitment of resources on the part of Donald Trump’s government for the Global Fund, one of the leading institutions to raise funds for the global response to HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The United States is the largest single donor to the Fund.
According to the report, the Global Fund is expected to enter the next phase of replenishment with doubts about available resources. The main reason for concern is uncertainty about the extent of continued US involvement as the main donor to the Fund. According to KFF, the US support for the Global Fund peaked at US$ 1.65 billion in 2014, then reduced to US$ 1.35 billion each year from 2015 to 2018, and is expected to decline again in 2019, with the Trump administration’s request of only US$ 925 million.
KFF also said that by 2018 the Global Fund had approved more than US$ 40 billion in funding and disbursed about US$ 38 billion to more than 120 countries. This amount supports various activities related to care, treatment and prevention, as well as the development and strengthening of health systems. Of this total, the sub-Saharan Africa region received the largest share of approved funding (65%), followed by the Asia-Pacific region (19%). Most of these resources went to HIV programs, followed by malaria and tuberculosis.
For more information on the report see here
WE RECOMMEND: to situate the trend in funding for HIV/AIDS analyzed in the report in relation to the US sexual politics landscape, more broadly speaking, we recommend the new SPW Report Sex at Dusk and Mourning After: Sexuality Policy in the Years of Obama, authored by Susana T.Fried and Cynthia Rothschild .