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Fast Facts: Deaths from AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

$15-billion Amount of money needed in 2006 for an effective world-wide response to HIV/AIDS $6.1-billion Amount available globally to fight HIV and AIDS in 2004

Source: Kaiser Family Foundation, 2005

Global spending on HIV and AIDS increased from $300-million in 1996 to $6.1-billion in 2004 (source). However, this is considerably lower than the UNAIDS-estimated $15-billion needed to effectively respond to the HIV epidemic in low- and middle-income countries in 2006. This figure is expected to rise to $22-billion in 2008. Most of this funding will need to come from the international community.

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The project is jointly managed by the Anova Health Institute and the Journalism and Media Studies Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand. The project is funded by by the Health Communication Partnership based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Centre for Communication Programmes and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief through the United States Agency for International Development under terms of Award No. JH/HESA-02-05 and through the Anova Health Institute through PEPFAR via USAID under Award No. AID-674-A-12-00015.