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Seven international companies join global fund

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 11 December 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:1368
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    Seven major international companies have joined forces with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to boost prevention and treatment of HIV infection and AIDS among their workers and their families in Asia and Africa.

    The initiative, dubbed the global business coalition, comes after years of companies seeing their workforces decimated by the killer disease, and it won praise from US health secretary Tommy Thompson, who was in Nairobi for its official launch last Wednesday.

    The companies involved are South Africa's electrical utility Eskom, …

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