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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
GLOBAL: Health Fund Urges Donors Not to Abandon Patients

December 1, 2011
Associated Press (11.30.11) - Thursday, December 01, 2011

Even as he acknowledged that donor nations are facing severe economic pressure, the executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria warned Wednesday that "now is not the time to abandon millions of people who are still in need." "The poor and the vulnerable must not be made to pay the price," said Michel Kazatchkine. Christoph Benn, a fund official, said that in addition to cutbacks stemming from US and European budget issues, the fund has faced a backlash over money lost to corruption and misspending.

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