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Support from G8 countries boosts funds for global fund

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 22 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1106
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    The world's seven richest nations and Russia are expected to renew their support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at the G8 meeting in June, a move that fundraisers say will spur governments to plug a budget gap of $1.3bn (£0.8bn; $1.1bn) for vital new projects.

    The fund needs $1.6bn to finance projects when it considers the next round of proposals in October 2003 but currently has less than $300m.

    Jon Liden, a spokesman for the Geneva based fund, said the G8, which comprises Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, …

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