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Global Fund pulls grants to Myanmar and Uganda

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 01 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:475
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria has announced that it will no longer fund schemes in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and has temporarily suspended its grants to Uganda. The fund is an independent organisation set up to attract and disburse funds to tackle these diseases.

    The decision over Myanmar was attributed to new travel clearance procedures introduced by the military government that severely restrict the movement of staff from the United Nations Development Programme, which was overseeing the projects in the country. It would have restricted the areas in …

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