Donations for Fighting AIDS Temporarily Suspended by Donor Nations

Donations for fighting AIDS temporarily suspended by donor nationsThe head of  China’s UNAIDS said it would be a mistake for donors to cut any funding that help the fight against AIDS in China. This comment was made after some critics were saying that since China is the World’s second largest economy, that they should no longer be a recipient of any funding.

Non-governmental organizations that are involved in the fight for AIDS in China are having a hard time asking or getting donations from developed nations since the Chinese economy is dominating in the world market. The executive director for the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS said that donors are making a big mistake by withdrawing their support simply because they believe that donations are turn into catalytic funds.

Funding chief for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS said that donor decisions to halt all donations will disrupt the organization’s efforts to fight the diseases. Several countries have already suspended their payments after hearing rumors on how donations have been misused. So far the total amount of donations suspended has amounted to US$180 million.

China already has 740,000 people infected with the HIV virus, and around 105,000 AIDS patients since 2009. Cutting the funding will definitely hurt any chances to fight the spread of the virus unless the local government moves in to fill this gap.

Comments are closed

The Contributor

Follow me on twitter: TriaSasin

    Connect with Jasmin:
  1. - Email: Click here

Have Your Say!

What is the BEST investment over the next 5 years?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

  1. Etienne Ducrot: Hi, I’m interested to contact this Foundation. Do you know how? Thanks. Etienne
  2. Emma: Hi Jasmin, I’ve read your article about a new medical center opens in Nanshan at the end of this month....
  3. sherry lee: A simple story with great words…I love it.
  4. Evangeline: Awesome piece!
  5. Glenda: Hi there, I enjoy reading through your article post. I wanted to write a little comment to support you.