The ‘What’s Preventing Prevention?’ campaign supports the Robin Hood Tax, also known as the Financial Transactions Tax.
The aim of the tax is to generate billions of pounds to fight poverty in the UK and overseas. A tiny tax of just 0.05% on financial transactions could generate £20 billion annually in the UK alone.
What could the Robin Hood Tax do for HIV and health?
There are many ways the Robin Hood Tax could be used to invest in health – here’s just two:
– 4.5 million people living with HIV can’t access the treatment they desperately need. The Robin Hood Tax could help deliver life saving anti-retroviral drugs to these people.
– TB is a curable disease. Yet 1.8 million people died from TB in 2008. Small change from the banks can provide the cure.
Find out more about how the tax could help the international HIV response.
Watch our video on the difference the Robin Hood Tax could make to accessing antiretroviral drugs in Uganda: