The Sustainable Financing Initiative In Cambodia

Speeches Shim

Funded by the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the Sustainable Financing Initiative for HIV/AIDS (SFI) aims to increase sustainability of the HIV response by promoting shared financial responsibility with host country governments. Since 2014, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has implemented SFI in 16 countries and two regional programs, with a budget of nearly $48 million.

Cambodia has made substantial progress on its HIV response. In 2017, it achieved its 90-90-90 targets. In 2020, about 72,200 (0.6 percent of the population) were people living with HIV (PLHIV). In 2019, less than 1,000 people were newly infected with HIV and about 1,300 died from an AIDS-related illness.1 While the current HIV/AIDS response is heavily reliant on donor funding, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) is committed to enhancing its HIV response by increasing its financial contributions, improving resource use efficiency and increasing its return on investments.

In collaboration with the RGC and relevant stakeholders, including civil society organizations, SFI supported policy change, strengthened HIV financing, and ensured access to health care and essential medicines. The results of these efforts mark critical milestones in Cambodia’s Journey to Self-Reliance and its growing domestic ownership of the country’s HIV response.

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 10:30am

Last updated: May 12, 2021