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Commentary & Opinion

Global AIDS Fund Facing Financial Nightmare

December 12, 2011

A Malawian HIV/AIDS advocate recently visited Jackson and spoke about the importance of the U.S. remaining committed to the work of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

"This is a matter of life and death," said Joyce Kamwana, who gained steady access to antiretroviral therapy through the fund in 2004, but not before she was hospitalized twice for TB.

"Since 2003, 7.7 million lives have been saved by the Global Fund," said Crickett Nicovich of RESULTS, a Washington-based nonprofit sponsoring Kamwana. "But because many countries aren't living up to their pledges to it, the Global Fund is in a financial crisis itself." The U.S. House of Representatives has proposed overall budget cuts to global health funding, which would hamper AIDS efforts, Nicovich said.

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