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A Key Group in Global AIDS Therapy Halts New Grants

November 28, 2011

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria announced Wednesday that it will make no new grants for the next two years due to the global economic downturn and the European financial crisis. The fund will continue supporting about 400 AIDS treatment and prevention programs working in more than 100 countries for now, but it will not subsidize new patients or service increases.

"We cannot at the moment encourage in good faith an expansion of these programs," said Christoph Benn, the fund's director of external relations. "We do realize we have a very strong obligation to support these programs. We can guarantee that programs that are currently running will continue."

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