Wednesday, October 20, 2010

What happened with the Global Fund?

Anti-poverty organizations (including RESULTS and ONE) recently mobilized around getting the US and other donor nations to replenish the Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria at levels that would allow it's groundbreaking, successful work to continue making progress. So, have you been wondering what happened with that?

The US United States pledged $4 billion over three years- short of the $6 billion requested, but a 38 percent increase over the preceding three years. This NY TImes op-ed gives a summary of what was promised and why we need to do more.

NY Times: "The Future of the Global Fund"

an excerpt:
"The money pledged will be enough to ensure that anyone now being treated will continue to get help. There will also be $2.9 billion to add new programs or renew existing programs that are working well. The disappointing fact is that the rate at which the fund has been expanding its work will be greatly slowed."

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