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Collectively we have made remarkable progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS: 4 million people have access to treatment, millions of children orphaned by AIDS are receiving essential services and health systems are being strengthened. But there are millions more people living with HIV who don't yet have access to treatment, care and prevention services. If we slow down now, the hope that has been generated for millions will disappear. We will only be able to scale up the response if the resources countries need are made available. And the way to do that is to make strong, compelling arguments for increased funding. Unless the response is sustained, we risk undermining the progress that we have made in the AIDS response and development. To slow down now will only further widen inequities between the global north and south. This session will be a discussion that will address some important questions: What is the impact on programs and people's lives if funding is decreased or a flat-lined? What are the actual estimated needs? How can we all advocate for adequate resources for AIDS and the health-related MDGs? Every audience member should leave the session informed and ready to advocate and raise their voices for resources for HIV/AIDS.

Joanne Carter (United States)


New Estimates of Need
Catherine Hankins (Switzerland)

Panel Discussion

  • Mphu Romathlapeng (Lesotho)
  • Michel Kazatchkine (Switzerland)
  • Alexey Bobrik (Russian Federation)
  • Eric Goemaere (South Africa)
  • Catherine Hankins (Switzerland)

Questions and Answers


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