In November Minister Burt sent a written response to the APPG on HIV and AIDS in response to our report “No One Left Behind: towards a sustainable HIV response for key populations and women and girls”, outlining DFID’s plans to address some of the concerns raised by the report.
We are pleased that DFID is establishing “working principles on how we transition our work in-country”. We will be working with DFID to ensure these working principles adequately address the needs of People Living with HIV.
The Minister’s response also highlights that in many countries, political will is the biggest barrier to access to services for People Living with HIV, rather than external financing. The APPG will continue to work with DFID and the FCO to ensure these political barriers are tackled effectively.
We are delighted that the Government has increased their contribution to the Robert Carr Network Civil Society Networks Fund - one of the key asks in our report and welcome the MInister’s response to our inquiry. To read the letter in full please click on the link.