At least US$87 billion is needed to support the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria in low- and middle-income African countries between 2014 and 2016. Much of the financing for these diseases previously came from international sources; however, implementing countries are progressively graduating from international support as their economies grow. The authors of the brief, Alan Whiteside and Samantha Bradshaw, explain that in order to reach the US$87 billion target, national governments need to mobilize more domestic resources and increase spending on health. They recommend that health ministers in Africa work with international donors, development partners and their own respective national governments to mobilize domestic resources and advocate health spending in the context of shared responsibility and individualized needs.
Samantha Bradshaw is a post-doctoral fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab and the Internet Observatory at Stanford University where she studies the relationship between technology and democracy, and the producers and drivers of disinformation and computational propaganda.