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Cash from Global Fund and other sources could create “tipping point” in fighting epidemics, chief says

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2319 (Published 12 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2319
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is looking to raise $15bn (£9.8bn; €11.bn) to support the worldwide fight against the diseases from 2014 to 2016. The Geneva based organisation estimates that the contribution, together with funding from other sources, would enable countries to meet almost 90% of the estimated $87bn needed to tackle the diseases worldwide over the period.

Mark Dybul, the fund’s new executive director, presented its overall needs assessment at a two day donors’ conference in Brussels on 9 and 10 April. He emphasised that the international community had to seize the moment to act over the next three years. If …

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