Reasons to be cheerful?BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7305.0/a (Published 21 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:a
The G8, the rich countries' club, is about to meet in Genoa, and top of the agenda will be the global health fund to help reduce the burden of HIV infection, tuberculosis, and malaria. While the richest villagers in the global village—the United States, United Kingdom, France, the Gates Foundation—have pledged a total of $630m, the annual costs of tackling these three diseases may be closer to $20bn. But a little money could go a long way: closing sub-Saharan Africa's 1.9 billion “condom gap” could be done for $47.5m, calculate Shelton …
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