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Australia's contribution to global health fund provokes dismay

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7438.486 (Published 26 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:486
  1. Bob Burton
  1. Canberra

    The Australian government has announced it will contribute only $A25m (£10.4m; $19.4m; €15.4m) over the next three years to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

    While welcoming the government's participation, Malcolm Reid, spokesman for Oxfam Community Aid Abroad, the Australian arm of Oxfam, was dismayed by the small grant. “We calculated that based on the size of its economy… Australia should be contributing about $A40m this year …

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