Reorganisation at Global Fund sparks $1.6bn in new donations

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 14 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3402
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

Charities have urged the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria to kick start its funding programme after it announced that it has more than $1.6bn (£1bn; €1.2bn) in extra money.

In November the fund said it was suspending funding for new projects until 2014 because of a shortfall in donations.1 But on 9 May it announced that a new financial forecast showed that in 2012-14 it would have more than $1.6bn in additional funding on top of the $616m it is currently spending on existing programmes.

Gabriel Jaramillo, the fund’s newly appointed general manager, said that the forecast was better …

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