Fulfilling the promise to end AIDS

April 10, 2015

It is estimated that in 2020 70% of people living with HIV will be living in middle income countries. Aids Fonds is concerned that withdrawal of funds from middle-income countries significantly undermines the global response to HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis. In a statement it calls upon the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation to reverse this, presented during a meeting in The Hague.

"We will not end AIDS without a sustained HIV response in middle-income countries"

In the last ten years the world has witnessed an unprecedented ecenomic growth in developing countries, bringing new opportunities to millions of people. However, this development comes with a new set of challenges. The shift in the geography of poverty has major implications for financing, delivering and governing the AIDS response.

Without a careful and supported transition to domestic funding, the provision of essential services and anti-retroviral drugs will be undermined if we do not step up now. In a statement Aids Fonds calls upon the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation to reverse this, presented during a meeting in The Hague on April 9, 2015.