NGOs Call for Greater Funding Against HIV/AIDS

A group of NGOs called on world leaders to boost funding for HIV treatment and prevention as they warned that cutting or freezing funding levels would cripple health programs in developing countries, Inter Press Service reports.

Ahead of a high-level G-20 meeting in the U.K., the Treatment Action Campaign, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa and Médecins Sans Frontières said leaders should stick to their funding commitments as they feared that donors were focusing on new priorities.

“Funders appear to have thrown in the towel and begun to shift their attention elsewhere, while 10 million people still need access to treatment [worldwide].  This has led to disappointment and anxiety,” said advocacy coordinator Paula Araza.

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