Civil Society Must Participate IN Domestic Funding Dialogues – Here’s How
*This content originally appeared on the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition’s website.
The Shift to Domestic Funding and What It Means
Domestic investment is increasingly accounting for more of the HIV funding pot in low- and middle-income countries. While this appears to be a promising trend, the shift to domestic funding has been rapid, and in most cases unplanned and void of systematic preparation to ensure previous systems and investment remain intact. The result: insufficient funding levels and competing health priorities – which, as civil society knows, translates to inequity in the HIV response. From a human rights and treatment access perspective, this leaves a significant sub-population inadequately served.
In most settings, external funding is the only source of funding for key populations. Even in countries like Botswana, which has nearly reached the 90-90-90 targets, it is critical key population groups where HIV prevalence and infect rates are highest that are not being supported by national funding.
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