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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
GLOBAL: Global Fund Targets 15 bln USD To Fight Infectious Diseases
Mu Xuequan
April 9, 2013
Xinhuanet (04.08.13)

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria aims to raise $15 billion from the US government for disease prevention and treatment from 2014 to 2016. The Global Fund is a multilateral organization primarily funded by the governments of the United States, France, Britain, Germany, and Japan. Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund, said US funding in combination with other funding could prevent more than 1 million new HIV infections each year, treat 17 million TB patients, and prevent “millions of new cases of malaria” in the 2014–2016 period. Medical innovations and improved implementation now make it possible to control HIV, TB, and malaria, according to Dybul. Global Health hopes to have $37 billion in domestic funding and $24 billion in external funding for the next three years, but the organization actually will need $87 billion for the 2014–2016 time period. Dybul hopes fundraising will fill the deficit. Dybul will present Global Health’s assessment of overall needs at a meeting of national delegations in Brussels, Belgium, this week. Newer funding models target highly vulnerable populations and emphasize collaboration with national health organizations. Dybul stated that many emerging economies prefer that the Global Fund co-invest in projects with local government and then transfer projects to local authorities.