Global Fund director admits to $8bn shortfall

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 20 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:121
  1. Alex Vass
  1. BMJ

    The Global Fund, which was set up to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, needs a huge increase in resources and it needs it quickly, said its executive director, Dr Richard Feacham, speaking to delegates at the 14th international AIDS conference, held in Barcelona last week.

    He said the $1.8bn (£1.2bn; €1.8bn) secured by the fund this year was “nothing like enough, but it is a start.”

    The fund, which was set up in 2001, is widely expected to need $8bn to $10bn a year to meet the challenges of the three diseases.

    Former US president Bill Clinton, speaking at the …

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