Webinar: Closing the Funding Gap for Children and Adolescents

Today, The Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS  hosted a webinar on how to close the funding gap for children and adolescents affected by HIV.

This was a very timely discussion. The priority countries of the Global Alliance to End AIDS in Children are embarking on new action plans; and many more countries are developing their proposals for the next Global Fund and PEPFAR funding cycles. Meanwhile, UN Member states are negotiating new political commitments on Universal Health Coverage. Closing the funding gap is critical to ensure that countries have the means to achieve their goals.

New research, commissioned by the Coalition, in partnership with the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, and Unicef reveals, for the first time, how much is spent on children and adolescents affected by HIV around the world, on what, and where.  This is a vital piece of the puzzle that enables governments, donors and private trusts and foundations everywhere to see where the funding gaps are.

This webinar reflected on the implications of the research findings for all our work.  We are very grateful to our esteemed speakers and all who attended. In particular, we wish to thank:

  • John Stover, Avenir Health
  • Florence Anam, GNP Plus, ICW, & the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS
  • Gretchen Bachman, United States Department of State
  • Marijke Wijnroks, the Global Fund
  • Wole Ameyan, World Health Organisation
  • Linda Nabitaka Kisaakye, Ministry of Health, Uganda
  • Luann Hatane, PATA and Co-Chair of the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS

John Stover’s presentation summarising the research is available here. See here for Luann Hatane’s presentation on Looking forward – what can we do together to improve resourcing for children and adolescents? Watch the webinar here.

If you have any questions, please contact Ashton Josephs: ashton.josephs@childrenandhiv.org, Communications Adviser for the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS.