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HIV/AIDS

19 July 2010

Economic crisis hits Aids funding

Funding by rich economies for poor countries fighting HIV/Aids fell back last year, to 7.6 billion dollars after 7.7 billion dollars in 2008, as a result of the economic recession.

Funding by rich economies for poor countries fighting HIV/Aids fell back slightly last year, to 7.6 billion dollars after 7.7 billion dollars in 2008, as a result of the economic recession, a report card issued at the world Aids forum said.

"Donor nations essentially were treading water last year on Aids relief, but did not cut back overall as they dealt with the economic tsunami that sparked a global recession," Kaiser head Drew Altman added in a press release.

 

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