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China's Billion-Dollar Aid Appetite

Jack C. Chow | 19 Jul 2010 | Foreign Policy

Back in 2001, I was the lead U.S. negotiator in international talks meant to transform the way that poor countries fight some of the world's most pernicious diseases — HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.

Falling foul of the fund

None | 11 Nov 2009 | IRIN News

Programmes supported by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria reported 2.3 million people on life-prolonging antiretroviral (ARV) drugs in June 2009. Funding to beneficiary countries is based on performance, and failure to meet targets can lead to delays, suspension, discontinuation or termination of grants.

Global Fund Commits $1.1bn to Fight Malaria

Kingsley Nwezeh & Eugenia Aguiyi | 21 Oct 2009 | This Day

As efforts continue to improve the health of the nation, Nigeria and the Global Fund for Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS have signed a $669 million Round 8 grant for the fight against those sicknesses, bringing the total of its commitment to the country since 2002 to $1.1 billion.

Fund grants $2.75 billion to fight AIDS, diseases

Matthias Williams | 10 Nov 2008 | Reuters

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria approved 94 new grants worth $2.75 billion over two years, its executive director said on Monday.

Global Fund set to grant $3bn, talks tough on Zimbabwe

Matthias Williams | 07 Nov 2008 | Reuters Africa

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is set to grant up to $3 billion in new funding to help fight the diseases, its executive director, Michel Kazatchkine, said on Thursday.

Aid Group Says Zimbabwe Misused $7.3 Million

Celia Dugger | 02 Nov 2008 | New York Times

The government of Zimbabwe, led by President Robert Mugabe, spent $7.3 million donated by the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria on other things and has failed to honor requests to return the money, according to the organization's inspector general.

The billion-dollar malaria moment

Mark Grabowsky | 28 Feb 2008 | Nature

Several years ago, I was explaining the value of a measles-vaccination campaign to a doctor at a paediatric hospital in northern Uganda, where, at that time, measles was endemic. The proposed campaign would control the disease and potentially enable the hospital to close the measles ward. The doctor responded that if there was also a campaign that controlled malaria he could "close the entire hospital".

Global Fund Says Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets Reduce Malaria in Africa

Lisa Schlein | 27 Nov 2007 | Voice of America

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria reports nearly every family with children in Africa soon could have a bed net to protect against malaria. The Geneva-based Global Fund says it has delivered 46 million insecticide-treated bed nets to families in malaria zones, a 155 percent increase over last year's result of 18 million. Lisa Schlein reports for VOA.

Global Fund head hails progress in fight against malaria

Staff Writers | 27 Nov 2007 | Agence France Presse

The head of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Tuesday hailed "spectacular" progress against malaria, as the number of bed nets to protect against mosquitoes available rose by 155 percent.

Global Fund approves over 1 bln dlrs in new grants to fight disease

Staff Writers | 12 Nov 2007 | Agence France Presse

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Monday said it has approved 73 new grants worth more than 1.1 billion dollars (757 million euros) in developing countries over the next two years. The Fund, a public-private partnership set up by the then United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan in 2002, approved the grants during a board meeting in Kunming, China, it said in a statement.