Monday, 2 February 2015

List of top donors that fund HIV and AIDS projects worldwide

Here is the list of top ten donors that are working very closely to fund HIV and AIDS projects worldwide ranging from grass wood level to National and International level. Their priority is on HIV and AIDS, although they also work for other issues and projects.
With the theme “zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths”, UNAIDS is currently working on HIV and AIDS issues in collaboration with many UN agencies. UN agencies that collaborate with UNAIDS include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank. Besides, they work from grass wood level to National and International level in order to get optimum degree of response in relation to AIDS.
With the objective to support developing countries, AusAID has been mainly working in HIV/AIDS field in Asia and Pacific Island countries. AusAID mainly supports Papua New Guinea in relation to HIV and AIDS. In African countries, the agency works in collaboration with Global Fund and UNAIDS in order to add values to their AIDS program. They are also working in HIV prevention as well as harm reduction program among drug users.
JICA is working on Japanese Government’s commitments to work for HIV/AIDS. JICA is working in collaboration with Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria worldwide. Usually they work to support quality testing, compilation and analyzing health information and improving service provider’s capacities. They also work in National level for policy development and in sub-regional level.
Irish Government program to support other developing countries around the world is Irish Aid. They work in HIV/AIDS area in order to support PLHIV and help in spread of infection. They are working to address vicious cycle of poverty and HIV through their program. Irish Aid provides €100 million every year to fight against communicable diseases and HIV/AIDS.
NORAD has been working on HIV and AIDS issues since 1986. Its areas of focus are: limiting the spread of infection, limiting the adverse effect to the target group, human right issues and contribute to socio-economic development of the country.
With the dedication to make AIDS history amfAR was founded in 1985. The main area of focus is to end the global AIDS epidemic through research work. amfAR has already invested more than $388 million in research work and in providing grants to other working in HIV and AIDS areas.
Broadway Cares and Equity Fights AIDS are two different organizations founded in October 1987 and February 1988 respectively. In May 1992, Equity Fights AIDS and Broadway Cares merged to become Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. It is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. The organization has already invested more than $250 in providing services to people with AIDS in US.
Sir Elton John established EJAF in 1992 that is headquartered in New York City. Similarly, the charity was also established in London in 1993. It is world’s popular non-profit and charity organization working in the field of HIV/AIDS. They work to reduce incidence of HIV/AIDS, eliminate discrimination and stigma related to HIV/AIDS and care, support and treatment to people with HIV and AIDS.
M•A•C AIDS Fund was established to support global HIV and AIDS issues. It mainly focuses on men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. It has been working to financially support organizations working with underserved regions and populations. They are focused to address vicious cycle of HIV and poverty through various programmes.
The Global Fund is well known and is a pioneer agency that focuses major areas of HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. It was founded in 2002 and later became multilateral founder in global health. It helps to link 82% of the international funding for TB, 50% for malaria, and 21% for AIDS worldwide. Besides direct funding, they also help in strengthening workers capacity and strengthening the health system.
Information courtesy of Integrated News

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