Global Fund Partners With Eight-Country Initiative to Strengthen HIV/AIDS Treatment Capacities of Developing Countries
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Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: The fund on Monday announced that it has partnered with the eight-country public interest group "Ensemble pour une Solidarite Therapeutique Hospitaliere En Reseau" to strengthen the capacities of developing countries to provide treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS. ESTHER, which is headed by former French Health Minister and founder of Medecins Sans Frontieres Bernard Kouchner, supports hospitals and health care infrastructures in developing countries by pairing them with health institutions in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain. The initiative operates in 18 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America (Global Fund release, 10/25).