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Relevance of Radio Initiative on HIV/Aids And Other Related Health Matters: Outcome of EVD Workshop

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Promotion And Advancement On The Relevance Of Radio Initiative Project On Hiv/Aids And Other Related Health Matters And Outcome Of Evd Workshop For 2019, ANIBIIRE MUSIBAU writes.

By Banibiire Musibau

OVER the past two decades, patterns of grassroots organizations and opinion leaders are emerging in response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Radio organizations have been an integral part of this maturing civil society. Government, international agencies and development organizations support the premise of a multisectoral approach for opening up the response to the peandemic and for creating HIV/AIDS-competent societies through Radio platform.

In the economic sphere, government face formidable problems in providing the large amounts of money to finance a higher standard and greater range of social services, hence, the primary focus of IAD conference this new year 2020 in term of serving humaning to reduce poverty and shun stigmatization by emphasizing on the 2030 target to have a world, free of HIV/AIDS becomes fundamental.

Funding for HIV/research methodology must gain the appropriate step by accessing a major of donor governments including US in promoting and advancing government funding for HIV improvement.

UNAIDS: Study finds donor government funding, for HIV fell in 2015 for the first time, donor government funding to support HIV effort in low- and middle-income countries, decreasing from US$8.6 billion in 2014 to US$7.5 billion finds a new report from the Kaiser family Foundation and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) released in advance of the 2016 international AIDS Conference.
Funding for HIV declined for 13 of 14 donor governments assessed in the analysis, in part due to the significant appreciation of the U.S. dollar that resulted in the depreciation of most other donor currencies. Yet even after accounting for this, funding declined for the majority of governments assessed.
Total funding from the U.S. government fell from US$5.6 billion to US$5 billion, but this was mostly due to a timing issue as the U.S. shifted bilateral funds to 2016 while it implements new and expands existing programs. Without counting the US$411 million reduction in bilateral U.S. funding, most of which is expected to be provided in 2016, total funding declined overall by 8 percent.

“The decline in international funding for the HIV response is worrying, “said Luiz Loures, UNAIDS Deputy Exectuive Director. “countries still need urgent support over the next few years to Fast-Track their responses to HIV, enabling them to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 and save millions of lives. Diverting resources from the HIV response now will mean much greater human and financial costs over the long-term.”
The U.S. continued to provide the lion’s share of total funding (bilateral and multilateral) provided by donor governments (66.4%), followed by the U.K. (13%). France provided 3.7 percent of funding, Germany provided 2.7 percent, and the Netherlands provided 2.3 percent.

The International AIDS Conference founded in 1988, is the largest Conference on any Global Health or Development issue in the World. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, it continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy and human rights. Each Conference is an opportunity to strength policies and programmes that ensure an evidence based response to the epidemic.

This year international AIDS Conference will be held in Sanfrancio U.S from July 6 to 10 2020.

As HIV has become a chronic health condition, the management of patients living with HIV has shifted. There is an increasing need for health care providers to assess and address the adverse effects of HIV infection and treatment, including HIV-associated lipodystrophy, diabetes, renal and cardiovascular diseases.
The use of Radio as an effective tool for preventive methodology must be encouraged in order to promote and advance more international Radio jingles on health matters.

No society in the world can afford to shy away from managing and controlling HIV/AIDS, hence, we must develop together a will, the resources and strategies to win this fight HIV/AIDS to finish by 2030

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