Global Health Fund To Get Big Boost From U.S.The Wall Street Journal: "The Obama administration is expected on Tuesday to announce a large increase in its pledge to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and to call for reform of the organization. The pledge of $4 billion over the next three fiscal years to the Geneva-based organization comes as governments and donors around the world have slowed increases in spending to combat HIV/AIDS, with weaker economies straining budgets."
"The Global Fund accounts for a quarter of international financing to combat HIV/AIDS, and the bulk of funds to fight tuberculosis and malaria. ... The U.S. pledge represents a 38% increase over the $2.9 billion it contributed between fiscal 2008 and fiscal 2010" (McKay, 10/5).
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