Global Fund overwhelmed by requests

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 06 April 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:807
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    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 …

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