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U.S. Support of PEPFAR, Global Fund Helping to Achieve Global AIDS, TB, Malaria Goals

August 14, 2012

In this post in Huffington Post's "Impact" blog, Deborah Derrick, president of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria, examines "the success of U.S. efforts to promote better global health through support for [PEPFAR] and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria." She highlights U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's recent trip to Africa, writing that Clinton's "encouraging words" at the Reach Out Mbuya health center in Uganda reinforced U.S. commitment to an AIDS-free generation. She notes both PEPFAR and the Global Fund have supported the center and adds that "through hundreds of similar local programs all over the world, the Global Fund provides treatment to 3.6 million people who are HIV-positive."

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