Germany donates €1bn to Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 25 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f566
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

The philanthropist Bill Gates has welcomed a €1bn (£0.9bn; $1.3bn) donation to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, saying that it would put the fund in a strong position when it asked for donations later in the year.

Dirk Niebel, Germany’s minister for economic cooperation and development, announced the donation at the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, Switzerland, saying that the world needed to continue efforts to fight the spread of HIV, malaria, and other infectious diseases.

Gates, who unveiled a $750m donation to the fund at last year’s forum,1 said that …

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