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3 May 2002
Public Health - Fund Allocates B5.72BN to Govt's Waron Deadly Diseases

Thailand will receive US$133 million (5.72 billion baht) from the Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) to run a five-year programme for prevention and treatment of the deadly diseases.
By Anjira Assavanonda

30 April 2002
Ethiopia: $7 Million Awarded to Tackle Killer Diseases
Ethiopia has been awarded more than US $7 million as part of the Fund to tackle diseases, backed by computer billionaire Bill Gates.

29 April 2002
Le Fonds Mondial Contre le SIDA Soutient 40 Projets
Le tout nouveau Fonds mondial contre le SIDA, la tuberculose et le paludisme a choisi 40 projets dans 31 pays pour ses premiers financements.

29 April 2002
The AIDS Fund Gets Going
Last June, at a summit organized by the United Nations, the world signaled a new determination to fight the AIDS epidemic. Last week brought the first fruits of that commitment.

27 April 2002
Le Fonds global contre le sida accorde ses premiers financements
A l'issue de trois jours de réunion à New York, le conseil d'administration du Fonds global contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme a annoncé, jeudi 25 avril, ses premières subventions à des programmes de prévention et de traitement dans les pays les plus touchés.
By Paul Benkimoun

27 April 2002
Zimbabwe Applauds Fund's Anti-AIDS Donation
Zimbabwean health officials on Saturday applauded the 22.9 million US dollar subvention from the Fund established to combat the spread of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

6 April 2002
Fund overwhelmed by requests
The Fund, hailed as a major step in the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria when it was launched last year, has been overwhelmed with applications from developing countries.
By Fiona Fleck, Geneva

21 March 2002s
The World; U.S., Europe to Tout Pledges of Development Aid at Summit;
Mexico: Bush and other leaders say they want to boost grants to poor nations by $12 billion a year by 2006.

By Chris Kraul, Edwin Chen, Times staff writers

14 March 2002
Can AIDS Be Stopped?
During the past two decades, while virtually all Western countries experienced more or less constant economic growth, much of the rest of the world suffered a series of financial catastrophes.....
By Helen Epstein, Lincoln Chen, The New York Review of Books

4 March 2002
Funding shortage hinders global fight against AIDS
U.N. and World Health Organization officials last year called for $10 billion a year to fight AIDS, but Washington and other donors gave only $2 billion despite a major overhaul of aid-delivery systems, say health officials.
By Ben Barber, Washington Times

4 March 2002
U.S. Leads Effort to Battle Disease
Andrew Natsios, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, spoke last week with The Washington Times State Department Bureau Chief Ben Barber on the Bush administration's support in the international fight against AIDS.  
By Ben Barber, Washington Times

4 March 2002
PanAfrica, Chinese Drugs Raises Hopes in Treatment of Malaria
African Church Information Service - Every year, between 300 and 500 million cases of malaria are reported around the world.
Africa News

2 March 2002
PanAfrica, Fund Calls for Proposals
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria recently announced its first call for proposals, as the initial step to supporting projects in countries hard hit by the epidemics. During its first year, the Fund will disburse some US $800 million.
Africa News

27 February 2002
AIDS Fund proposals on track
Botswana's response to the AIDS Fund's call for proposals has been "overwhelming", an official from the Country's Coordination Mechanism (CCM) told PlusNews.

14 February 2002
Budget has $1B for global AIDS, senator says
By Steve Sternberg

06 February 2002
Unhealthy influence
There is a danger that WHO's new partnership with drug companies will skew its health policies.
By Sarah Boseley, Guardian health editor

05 February 2002
Investments in Peace
Polls show Americans believe that about 15% of the federal budget goes for foreign aid. The actual number is less than 1%, a dismal figure that would remain about the same under President Bush's $2.1-trillion budget for next year.

05 February 2002
Manuel will not dip into AIDS fund
Problem is not availability of cash but ability to spend and deliver.
NEW YORK Finance Minister Trevor Manuel has put paid to suggestions that SA seek grants from a new global fund to combat HIV/AIDS, insisting that SA does not need the money and that its problem lies more in government's ability to deliver.

2 February 2002
Debate provides cautious optimism for global health
To condemn initiatives designed to improve the health of the world's poor takes little effort and no imagination. Programmes are never perfect, and there will always be examples of wasted resources, inefficiencies...

2 February 2002
fund on AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria holds first board meeting
At the first meeting of its board of directors on Jan 28-29, the Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria approved a call for grant requests from countries worst hit by the three diseases, which claimed an estimated six million lives last year.

31 January 2002
Annan to Tell Elite Not to Ignore Poverty

By Robert Hol

31 January 2002
WHO Signals Shift in Approach to Infectious Diseases

The World Health Organisation on Thursday said it will put a greater emphasis on treatment and not just prevention of major infectious diseases.

31 January 2002
Push Against 3 Diseases Urged; WHO Calls on Rich Nations to Fund AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria Fight
By David Brown, Washington Post Staff Writer

31 january 2002
Don d'un million de dollars du Rwanda à l'ONU pour lutter contre le sida
KIGALI - Le gouvernement rwandais va accorder un million de dollars au "Fonds global des Nations unies pour la lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme", a-t-on appris jeudi de source officielle.

30 january 2002
Fund Joins Battle with the Killer Diseases; UN-Backed Initiative Agency to Tackle AIDS, TB and Malaria
By Geoff Dyer and Frances Williams

30 january 2002
AIDS Drugs Bring Hope to South Africa, AIDS Activists Bring Gift of Life to South Africa
By Sarah Boseley Health Editor, The Guardian

29 january 2002
Aids Fund Calls for Proposals
By UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, Africa News

29 january 2002
U.N. Holds First Meeting to Disburse HIV/AIDS Money

Directors of a United Nations global fund to fight HIV and AIDS held their first meeting Tuesday to agree on procedures to disburse the fund, which has so far received contributions of about 1.7 billion dollars.

29 january 2002
fund against HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB declared operational
The Fund to fight HIV/AIDS and two other killer diseases on Tuesday launched a call for funding projects in countries hit hard by the illnesses, on its first official day in operation.

29 january 2002
Amid high hopes and frustrations, global fund on AIDS/TB holds first meeting

By Clare Nullis

29 january 2002
Anti-AIDS Fund Swings Into Action

By Richard Waddington

25-27 June 2001
United Nations Special Session on HIV/AIDS: A global AIDS and Health Fund
A multi-billion-dollar investment in the battle against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria will save millions of people. Those already hit by these diseases would be able to live longer and healthier lives. Even the worst affected countries could be able to regain the ground lost in their fight against poverty and inequality.

15 May 2001
World Health Assembly Technical Briefing: Scaling up action to tackle illness associated with poverty - The Fund for AIDS and Health
By Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General World Health Organization

11 May 2001
Fact Sheet: White House Outlines Proposal for Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS
President Bush announced May 11 that the United States is ready to contribute $200 million to a global fund to be used against HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. The White House also released a fact sheet describing the administration's views on the policies that should govern the fund. The fund will be an important item on the international agenda at an upcoming United Nations General Assembly session on AIDS to be held in New York June 25-27.

30 April 2001
African Leaders Sign Declaration Urging Funding
African leaders signed a joint declaration Friday urging more spending to fight HIV/AIDS and highlighting the necessity of affordable drugs to treat the millions who are infected on the continent. Speaking at the conclusion of the two-day African ...

26 April 2001
Annan Calls For War Chest
More UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for a multimillion dollar global fund to combat HIV/AIDS, saying $7 billion to $10 billion is needed annually to halt the disease's spread. Current HIV/AIDS annual spending in developing countries ...

7 April 2001
A Fund for the Fight Against AIDS by Jeffrey Sachs
AIDS has become the greatest killer epidemic in modern history, and it may be the worst ever by the time it comes under control. Yet, with effective treatments now available at low prices, and global attention as never before, we can actually fight the scourge and save millions of lives in the process. A few moments of thinking could change history.

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