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The Red Herring yesterday published analysis of the business of AIDS vaccines, highlighting the limited public sector funding growth is turning attention to the private sector. Under current circumstances, the private sector has limited motivation to participate. Seth Berkley of IAVI comments:
In June 2004, at Sea Island, the G8 endorsed the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise. This is a mechanism, first proposed in June 2003, which aims to enhance coordination, information sharing and global collaboration amongst the world's HIV vaccine researchers in industrialized and developing countries in both private and public sectors.
"Britain's promise to buy vaccines against HIV/AIDS and malaria for distribution in poor countries, which it hopes will provide the financial carrot necessary to get drug firms to develop them, is a potentially excellent use of an aid budget."
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (GFATM) was established very quickly in 2001 in response to a widespread perception that a rapid scale-up in financing was critical in the fight against the three diseases. Since it began operations in January 2002, GFATM has made important progress. It has raised substantial funding and become the world’s largest donor for TB and malaria. 70% of the programs reaching the two-year renewal stage are showing solid results. Rwanda, for example, has put over 4,000 people on ARV treatment, more than double its program target, and GFATM programs in aggregate have financed ARV treatment for 130,000 people to date.