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CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update
GLOBAL: Sir Elton John Urges UK and US to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria
Staff Writer
June 27, 2013
eTN (06.25.2013) Aids Weekly Plus

In recent communications to both the UK and US governments, Sir Elton John, founder of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, has called for a renewal of both governments’ commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. John called on the United Kingdom to double its commitment by providing $1.57 billion throughout the next three years, and urged the US Congress to appropriate $1.65 billion for FY14. The Global Fund has supported more than 1,000 programs in 151 countries since its establishment in 2002, providing AIDS treatment for 4.2 million individuals, TB treatment for 9.7 million individuals, and 310 million insecticide-treated nets for the prevention of malaria.