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Fund-Raising: A New Approach to Solicitations for a Troubled AIDS Charity

July 11, 2012

Gabriel Jaramillo, the general manager of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, last week took a new approach in encouraging donations: The fund is a good investment, he said. "As a former banker, I know a good deal when I see one," he told finance ministers meeting in Tunisia. "Put your skin in the game now, because the out-years will be much cheaper as your number of cases goes down." Jaramillo highlighted Namibia as an example of cost-efficiency. The southern Africa nation spends $120 million a year on AIDS treatment, half of which comes from the Global Fund. This frees up 9,200 hospital beds for other patients each year and spares the lives of 1,000 health workers and 550 teachers. During a five-year period, Namibia has seen AIDS deaths drop from 2,700 annually to 56.

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Adapted from:
New York Times
07.10.2012; Donald G. McNeil Jr.

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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