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Transitional Working Group
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Transitional Working Group

Richard Feachem, Executive Director of the Fund, said, "These signings demonstrate that the systems of the Global Fund are up and running. This is a strong start to 2003 as we take the Fund from operation to achievement, delivering to communities all over the world and supporting the common fight against these three deadly diseases."

Susan Chong from the Asia Pacific Council of AIDS Service Organizations Secretariat in Kuala Lumpur, said of the Laos and China agreements, "I am pleased that money is going to countries in the Asia Pacific region, because the epidemic is accelerating at such a fast pace here and we have to catch it soon."