Kofi Annan describes new health fund for developing countriesBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7297.1270/k (Published 26 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1270
- Phyllida Brown
The United Nations' secretary general, Kofi Annan, began last week, to mixed reactions, to describe the details of a planned fund to combat major diseases in developing countries.
The Global AIDS and Health Fund, first mentioned by Mr Annan last month at an African leaders' summit (5 May, p 182), will target not only AIDS, as first suggested, but also tuberculosis and malaria.
In a speech to delegates at the World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization's annual “shareholders” meeting in Geneva last week, Mr Annan emphasised that the $10bn (£7bn) fund should be new money, not just another channel for existing …