UK increases funding to UNAIDS: still dramatically lower than before last years’ 80% cut

Simon Collins, HIV i-Base

On 22 June 2022, UNAIDS announced recent pledges to support the work of UNAIDS, the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS. 

This includes noting that the UK government increasing funding to £8 million per year, up from £2.5 million in 2021.

Last year however, the UK cut support by more than 80%. Previously the UK contributed £15 million for each of the previous five years. [2, 3]


  1. UNAIDS press release. Governments announce increased financial support to the global AIDS response. (22 June 2022).
  2. UNAIDS statement on UK’s proposed reduction in financial support  GENEVA. (29 April 2021).
  3. STOP AIDS. UK to slash funding for the global HIV response, including cutting UNAIDS’ funding by more than 80%. (29 April 2021).

This report was first published on 26 June 2022.

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