In an about-face, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will cut support for HIV/AIDS programs in China, roughly two months after resuming funding.
Jon Liden, the Global Fund’s spokesman in Geneva, said the organization will withhold $95 million from the $270 million in grant money originally slated for China. This comes amid pressure from donors and NGOs to stop or reduce funding to China due to funds management concerns.
The funding cut was made in consultation with Chinese officials. Liden said China will shoulder training expenses and other costs the full grant would have covered.
Nearly 80 percent of 200 organizations dealing with HIV and AIDS prevention in China have received Global Fund grants, according to the China Daily.
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