The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners, including NGOs, to maximize results for the AIDS response.
The principal focus for Australia’s support to the global HIV effort will continue to lie with the Asia Pacific region, particularly Papua New Guinea (PNG), East and South Asia and the Pacific Island countries. In Africa, support is channelled through the Global Fund and UNAIDS and through partnerships in strategic areas where Australia can influence and add value. AUSAID contributes to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, UNAIDS as well as providing support for HIV prevention and harm reduction for people who inject drugs.
In the field of infectious disease control and HIV AIDS, JICA provides support for the improvement of access to and the quality of testing, the collection and analysis of health information, and strengthening service providers’ capacities to provide necessary treatment and care services. Moreover, JICA supports policy making at the national level, and enhancing service delivery at health facilities at the sub-regional level.
Irish Aid work at national and global level with international organisations, governments, civil society and local communities to address the needs of people living with AIDS and to prevent the spread of the virus. As well as addressing the links between poverty and HIV in all of our programmes, they provide over €100 million each year to tackle HIV and AIDS and other communicable diseases.
HIV/AIDS has been an important priority area for NORAD since 1986 and is already integrated into much of the agency’s work. NORAD focuses its efforts in four key areas: Contribute towards limiting the spread of the epidemic; Contribute towards limiting the adverse effects of the epidemic on groups of people who are directly affected by the epidemic; contribute towards preventing a negative social impact as regards human rights, stigmatisation and ostracism; and contribute towards preventing or limiting the negative consequences for social and economic development.
With the freedom and flexibility to respond quickly to emerging areas of scientific promise, amfAR plays a catalytic role in accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research and achieving real breakthroughs. amfAR-funded research has increased our understanding of HIV and has helped lay the groundwork for major advances in the study and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Since 1985, amfAR has invested more than $388 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,300 grants to research teams worldwide.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.
The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) was established in the United States in 1992 by Sir Elton John, and is headquartered in New York City. The Foundation aims to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS through innovative HIV prevention programs, efforts to eliminate stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS, and direct treatment, care, and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS. Today, EJAF is one of the world’s leading non-profits working in this field.
The M·A·C AIDS Fund was established in 1994 to support men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS globally. MAF is a pioneer in HIV/AIDS funding, providing financial support to organizations working with underserved regions and populations. As the largest corporate non-pharmaceutical giver in the arena, MAF is committed to addressing the link between poverty and HIV/AIDS by supporting diverse organizations around the world that provide a wide range of services to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Since its inception in 2002, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has been a major engine driving this remarkable progress. Soon after its founding, the Global Fund became the main multilateral funder in global health. It channels 82 percent of the international financing for TB, 50 percent for malaria, and 21 percent of the international financing against AIDS. It also funds health systems strengthening, as inadequate health systems are one of the main obstacles to scaling up interventions to secure better health outcomes for HIV, TB and malaria.
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