Paucity of Funds Make the Fight against AIDS Strenuous

It is claimed by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) that the lack of funds has made the fight against AIDS more arduous, as due to the shortage of funds major opportunities are undercut.

Also, the tax reforms are believed to have the power to turn around some of the ‘hotspots’ like malnutrition.

Malnutrition and HIV/AIDS are the two fatal causes for the increase in the childhood deaths and as per the experts only sufficient amount of funds can help in effectively combating them.

As per the statement issued by the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals summit held in New York, the need for funds was highlighted.

Confirming the need for funds, MSF's US Executive Director Sophie Delaunay opined that though all the doctors of the charity were making use of the latest tools and techniques; however, suffice funds for the same was a problem area.

She added that despite the efforts, the unreliability of long term funds has limited the efforts to battle HIV and malnutrition.

Unhappy with the funds, the MSF asserted that responses of the Government had been disastrous.

It is reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) that in order to meet the health-related MDGs, an additional US$37 billion should be spent on global health every year and that too till the year 2015.