Since the economic meltdown in 2008, government assistance for global AIDS relief has dropped considerably. According to the Joint UN Program on HIV/AIDS and the Kaiser Family Foundation, donor governmental assistance dropped to $7.6 billion in 2011 from annual donations of $7.7 billion in 2008 and 2009 each.
The global AIDS community is increasingly looking to and benefitting from private donors and funding assistance.
Here is a list of the top 10 private donors who assist in the global fight against HIV/AIDS:
- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with headquarters in Seattle, donated $388 million in 2011
- The Wellcome Trust, headquartered in London, donated $44 million in 2011.
- MAC AIDS Fund and MAC Cosmetics, based in New York, donated %33.4 million in 2011.
- ViiV Healthcare, based in Brentford, UK, donated $29.9 million in 2011.
- Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, with headquarters in London, gave $24.2 million in 2011.
- Merck, headquartered in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, USA, donated $20 million in 2011.
- Ford Foundation, based in New York, gave $18.7 million in 2011.
- Abbott and Abbott Fund, with headquarters in Abbott Park, Illinois, USA, donated $17.4 million in 2011.
- Sidaction, headquartered in Paris, France, gave $15.3 million in 2011.
- Elton John AIDS Foundation, based in London, donated $13 million in 2011.
These 10 private donors’ contributions reach HIV/AIDS victims in sub-Saharan Africa, eastern and southern Africa, the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean, India, Vietnam and other parts of Asia, Romania and other parts of Europe.
– Mantra Roy