Global Fund overwhelmed by requestsBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7341.807 (Published 06 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:807
- Fiona Fleck
The Global Fund, hailed as a major step in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria when it was launched last year, has been overwhelmed with applications from developing countries.
A key project of United Nations' secretary general Kofi Annan, the fund has received pledges from developed countries and private donors to the value of $1.92bn (£1.35bn; €2.20bn), of which $700-800m will be disbursed this year and the rest in 2003.
But developing countries are asking for $1.15bn—much …