Hotline: 1800 102 2007
X
Search Business Opportunities
Sep, 27 2017

US Aids Relief To Focus On 13 Countries

President Donald Trump’s administration requested the program be cut by $1 billion earlier this year but the Senate Appropriations Committee voted last week to keep funding largely unchanged at roughly $6 billion.

The United States will concentrate its resources on 13 countries with high levels of HIV that have the best chance of controlling the AIDS epidemic under a strategy unveiled on Tuesday. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson outlined the priorities of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief or PEPFAR, a cornerstone of U.S. global health assistance, which supports HIV/AIDS treatment, testing and counselling for millions of people worldwide.

President Donald Trump’s administration requested the program be cut by $1 billion earlier this year but the Senate Appropriations Committee voted last week to keep funding largely unchanged at roughly $6 billion.

Tillerson said “The Trump Administration remains deeply committed to the global HIV/AIDS response and to demonstrating clear outcomes and impact for every U.S. dollar spent. The administration did not disclose which programs were being cut, but the State Department has stressed that it will continue offering treatment to people who are already receiving it.

Those countries include Kenya, Zambia, United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Lesotho, Ivory Coast, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Haiti and Rwanda. “We’ve really focused on accelerating in these countries that we can get over the finish line, together with communities and governments,” Ambassador Deborah Birx, the U.S. global AIDS coordinator, said in a telephone interview. The work would be done in collaboration with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, UNAIDS, and others.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation last week warned that even modest cuts in HIV/AIDS funding could reverse dramatic gains in curbing the global AIDS epidemic. In the past five or six years, presidents have proposed PEPFAR cuts and Congress, which controls the budget, has restored the funding.

Comment
image
Related opportunities
  • Repair Services
    About Us: Fisixworld offers world-class mobile repair services, which lets you..
    Locations looking for expansion Delhi
    Establishment year 2017
    Franchising Launch Date 2018
    Investment size Rs. 10lac - 20lac
    Space required 300
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit, Multiunit
    Headquater New delhi Delhi
  • Gyms and Fitness Centres
    About Us: An F2O Future of Fitness workout is equivalent to..
    Locations looking for expansion Gujarat
    Establishment year 2018
    Franchising Launch Date 2018
    Investment size Rs. 20lac - 30lac
    Space required 650
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater Ahmedabad Gujarat
  • Quick Service Restaurants
    About Us: Wrap It Up, Headquartered in the United Kingdom is..
    Locations looking for expansion Delhi
    Establishment year 2004
    Franchising Launch Date 2006
    Investment size Rs. 30lac - 50lac
    Space required 400
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater New delhi Delhi
  • Gyms and Fitness Centres
    About Us: Trugym is an innovative gym operator from the UK...
    Locations looking for expansion Delhi
    Establishment year 2009
    Franchising Launch Date 2018
    Investment size Rs. 1 Cr. - 2 Cr
    Space required 3000
    Franchise Outlets -NA-
    Franchise Type Unit
    Headquater New delhi Delhi
Insta-Subscribe to
Entrepreneur
Magazine
For hassle free instant subscription, just give your number and email id and our customer care agent will get in touch with you
OR Click here to Subscribe Online
Daily Updates
Submit your email address to receive the latest updates on news & host of opportunities