There is more funding than ever to tackle HIV/AIDS across the globe—but it’s coming from fewer and fewer sources.
2016 saw philanthropic disbursements rise for the 3rd year running, growing 2% to reach a record $680 million, found a report by Funders Concerned About AIDS.
But top-20 donors ponied up 87% of those funds. Without Gilead Sciences and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—together giving over half of 2016 funding—contributions would be down 5%.Government donations from low- and middle-income countries affected most by the disease are at their lowest level since 2010. The US government’s growing “lack of appetite” to fund global health programs is worrying.