World TB Day Joint Message FIND and UNITAID
A new initiative to raise money for health
UNITAID welcomes the announcement today of the MASSIVEGOOD initiative, established to provide additional funding for UNITAIDs work in expanding access to treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.
The seventh plenary session of the Leading Group was held 28-29 January 2010, in Santiago, Chile.
To read more, please see the following website: http://www.leadinggroup.org/rubrique20.html.
In an effort to fill a gap in the breakdown of health services following the earthquake of 12 January, the UNITAID Executive Board has approved the allocation of one million US dollars this week to treat and feed 6 000 children living with HIV/AIDS in Haiti. The project will be managed for UNITAID by the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI).
The UNITAID Strategy 2010-2012, entitled Improving global markets to address HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, is now available here.
- UNITAID Executive Board approves breakthrough plan to make AIDS treatment more widely available at lower cost.
- Patent Pool could save over US$ 1 billion a year.
To fulfil its mission of scaling up access to medicines in developing countries, UNITAID has elaborated an implementation plan for an HIV/AIDS medicines patent pool.
The Global Fund has just approved the roll-out of the pilot phase of a facility to reduce prices for effective malaria medicines (AMFm). The Pilot phase will take place in nine African countries and Cambodia and be funded through US$216 million.
The bulk of that funding comes from UNITAID - US$ 130 million - the rest from the United Kingdom government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.