Multilateral, Bilateral Donations to Fight Global AIDS Increased Significantly From 2000 to 2002, UNAIDS, OECD Study Says
July 9, 2004
Financial contributions to fight global AIDS increased "significantly" from 2000 to 2002, according to a study released on Wednesday by UNAIDS and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Xinhua News Agency reports. The study, titled "Analysis of Aid in Support of HIV/AIDS Control, 2000-2002," says that contributions from major bilateral and multilateral donors totaled $2.2 billion in 2002 (Xinhua News Agency, 7/7). Bilateral aid increased from $822 million in 2000 to $1.1 billion in 2001 and $1.35 billion in 2002, while multilateral aid rose from $314 million in 2000 to $460 million in 2002, the study says, according to a joint UNAIDS/OECD release. In addition, contributions to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reached $917 million -- 60% of which will go to HIV/AIDS initiatives -- by the end of 2002. Overall, the United States was the largest bilateral donor with an average contribution of $793 million per year from 2000-2002. The United Kingdom was second with $337 million; Japan was third with $161 million and the Netherlands was fourth with $135 million. The donations funded prevention, treatment, testing and care services and provided social and legal assistance to people living with HIV in 140 developing countries, with a focus on aid efforts in 25 countries -- 10 of which are in sub-Saharan Africa. Seventy-five percent of aid was allocated to Africa. Nigeria was the largest recipient, receiving about $91 million per year, followed by Kenya at $61 million, Uganda at $53 million and Zambia at $43 million (UNAIDS/OECD release, 7/7).
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