Progress on HIV goes off-track as donor commitments continue to shrink
International health policy newsletter "This week the AIDS2018 Conference in Amsterdam kicked off with an explicit focus on diversity, key populations and young people. AIDS conferences are always a bit of a celebration, bringing together scientists and activists, politicians and social society, donors and implementers in an invigorating combination of evidence, practice and protest.
This time however, things are different. Expanding needs, diminishing means, the emergence of populist, increasingly hostile and regressive policies, and the disengagement of rich countries from the fight against AIDS is causing worry in many quarters. In private conversations, you sense discouragement and sometimes even outright panic." (Photo: AIDS2018/MMS)