Bush criticised for not giving AIDS money to Global FundBMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7384.299 (Published 08 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:299
- Sarah Macdonald
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria needs an extra $6.3bn (£3.8bn; €5.8bn) in contributions over the next two years if it is to approve a third round of grants in October.
The fund made the announcement only days after President George Bush said in his state of the union address that he would pledge $15bn to combat AIDS. Only $1bn of this will be given to the Global Fund.
Welcoming President Bush's pledge, director general of the World Health Organization, Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, emphasised the need for an annual $10bn to stem …