New funding sought to transform major diseases: The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria has set a goal of raising $15bn (£9.8bn; €11.5bn) for activities between 2014 and 2016. Added to an estimated $61bn from implementing countries and other international sources, the money would provide 87% of the global resources needed to fight these three diseases. The funding would treat 17 million patients with tuberculosis, prevent a million new cases of HIV each year, treat 10 …
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