Transitions from donor funding to domestic reliance for HIV responses

New article providing guidance on assisting countries to transition towards funding their own HIV response

There is consensus that we need greater sustainability in the response to HIV. Countries need more stable and predictable sources of funding for HIV prevention, treatment and care. In light of this, many donors and affected countries are in the process of transitioning away from reliance on external funding in favour of greater domestic investment for HIV. This process, in itself, carries grave risks to the funding for, and implementation of, HIV programming, especially for key populations. Recent experiences in Central and Eastern Europe provide examples of this.

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Dave is a director of APMG and is based in Sydney. He has worked on HIV and drug issues since 1987. Dave worked in Sydney with a non-government, community-based agency specifically targeting injecting drug users with HIV prevention, education, care and support services. The agency became a world leader in developing targeted education campaigns for specific subpopulations of injecting drug users and in developing innovative care and support services and community-based research. Dave has worked as Deputy Director of Australia’s national AIDS NGO, conducting national policy work and supervising the organisation’s Policy, Publications and Administration teams. Since 1996, he has worked as a consultant on HIV and drug use issues in 34 countries, assisting all relevant UN and global organisations, several bilateral government aid agencies and many international non-government organisations in a wide range of tasks. Dave has served two terms on the Global Fund’s Technical Review Panel and is widely published on HIV and drug use issues.