Emerging Issues in Today's HIV Response Debate Series

Debate 7: Funding Allocations for HIV/AIDS

As part of the XIX International AIDS Conference, held in Washington, D.C., from July 22-27, 2012, the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/PEPFAR and The Lancet co-hosted a debate on global health funding allocations for HIV/AIDS, on Monday, July 23, 2012 at World Bank headquarters. The seventh and final debate of the Emerging Issues in Today’s HIV Response Debate Series titled, "Funding Allocations for HIV/AIDS" featured expert panelists arguing for and against the proposition:

"Continued AIDS investments by donors and governments is a sound investment, even in a resource-constrained environment."


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As growing evidence attests to the impact of the global economic crisis on development aid, it has become ever more important to allocate and utilize development assistance as efficiently and effectively as possible. Governments, development agencies, civil society organizations, communities of people living with HIV/AIDS, and others need the best evidence and knowledge available to make development dollars go further.

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Opening Remarks

Tamar Manuelyan Atinc
Human Development Vice-President, The World Bank

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, The World Bank

Dr. Rajiv Shah
Administrator, USAID

H.E. Festus G. Mogae
Former president of Botswana

Introduction to Debate Topic

Dr. Charles Holmes
Chief Medical Officer, United States Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator


Dr. Richard Horton
Editor, The Lancet


For the Proposition

Michel Sidibé
Executive Director of UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs
Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University

Against the Proposition

Dr. Mead Over
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Dr. Roger England
Chair, Health Systems Workshop

Debate Summary

Dr. David Serwadda
Professor of Disease Control, Makerere University

Closing Remarks

Ambassador Eric Goosby
United States Global AIDS Coordinator

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