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Africa has a right to support from international community in its fight against HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 17 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:124
  1. Harry McConnell
  1. Maputo

    Africa has a right to demand support from the international community in its fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other diseases, Professor Jeffrey Sachs, executive director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, told a meeting of African heads of state in Maputo, Mozambique last week.

    Professor Sachs said that only a very small fraction of the more than $10bn (£6.2bn; €8.8bn) needed each year to effectively combat these illnesses had yet been allocated to African countries.

    By the middle of May, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, …

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