Government announces huge £23.4 million funding boost for PrEP roll-out
Health ministers have injected a thumping financial boost to the routine commissioning of the daily drug, the most effective protection against HIV transmission.
The public health grant, used to fund local authority health initiatives, will include a dedicated £23.4 million to cover costs of PrEP for 2021 to 2022 – a £12.4m increase on funding from the prior year.
“I am pleased the public health grant for 2021/22 includes £23.4m to cover local authority costs of routine commissioning of PrEP,” explained minister for prevention, public health and primary care Jo Churchill in a public statement.
“We know the significant impact PrEP plays in reducing HIV transmission, as part of a combination of preventative interventions.”
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