African countries could pay greater share of HIV/AIDS funding

As economies improve in sub-Saharan Africa, the region’s 12 countries could cover more of the funding for HIV/AIDS programs, according to a new analysis by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health lecturer Stephen Resch and colleagues at the Results for Development Institute. The researchers suggest that international funding should be reallocated to meet AIDS eradication goals.

The study was published online January 5, 2015 in The Lancet Global Health.

The three wealthiest countries— South Africa, Namibia and Botswana — are close to being able to pay for their own needs. The poorest countries, including Mozambique and Ethiopia, would still need to rely on international donors, but could still be spending more on health and AIDS, according to the study.

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Funding AIDS programmes in the era of shared responsibility: an analysis of domestic spending in 12 low-income and middle-income countries (The Lancet Global Health)

African Countries Should Spend More in AIDS Response, Study Says (Time)

African Nations Can Help More on AIDS, Study Says (New York Times)