Major AIDS donors called upon to do more on TB-HIV

The World Health Organization announced today that the number of people co-infected with TB and HIV is double what was previously thought, but less than two percent of people living with HIV/AIDS are being tested and treated for TB – the biggest killer of people living with HIV/AIDS.

In this light, the ACTION project released a report finding that the major global health donors are failing to adequately address this problem. Reviews of the World Bank; the UK Department for International Development; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria; and the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief found that funding for TB-HIV programs is woefully lacking, and in some cases, it is difficult to determine whether money has been provided at all.

Send a message to the heads of these four organisations and ask what they plan to do to scale up the response to TB-HIV.

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