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Developing Countries: HIV Infection

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department plans to ask other countries to increase funding to combat HIV/AIDS in developing countries. (201943)

The UK Government are pushing G8 colleagues to ensure that fulfilling and implementing previous summit commitments is a priority at the G8 Leaders' Summit in July this year. In 2007, the G8 committed to scale up their efforts to achieve Universal Access to comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, including providing with other donors a projected $60 billion over the coming years. The UK will be pressing G8 and other colleagues to contribute their share towards the goal of Universal Access.

The UK Government announced an unprecedented long-term commitment of £1 billion for the Global Fund for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria (GFATM) to 2015 at the GFATM replenishment conference in September 2007 and encouraged other governments and agencies to consider committing long-term, predictable financing. At this conference, international donors pledged a total of around $6.3 billion for the three-year period to 2010. The Global Fund Secretariat estimates that a further $3.4 billion has been pledged since then, making a total of $9.7 billion.