Spotlight on HIV-related philanthropy in Africa
*This post was originally published on the Africa Grantamakers’ Affinity Group Blog.
In partnership with the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group, Funders Concerned About AIDS has created a new infographic to spotlight the scope of 2017 philanthropy disbursed for HIV-related efforts in Africa. We believe such tools are key to helping private grantmakers better understand the funding landscape. This information is more necessary than ever as we face new challenges in the fight against HIV and AIDS.
Funding and Community Challenges
Africa bears a heavy HIV/AIDS burden. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to more than two-thirds of all people living with HIV (PLWHA) in the world. FCAA’s latest data reveals that 26% ($169 million) of total HIV-related philanthropy in 2017 was directed to Africa.
While philanthropy is only a small portion of the total resources available in the fight against HIV and AIDS in Africa, the environment among multilateral and bilateral donors is challenging, as well.