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Canada to Contribute Additional $20 Million to Global Fund

May 15, 2013

"Canada's Minister of International Co-operation Julian Fantino on Monday provided another $20 million to the Global Fund [to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria] ... to support affordable medicines facilities for malaria," The Star reports. "Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul met with Fantino on Monday in Ottawa to press Canada to increase its commitment as the fund tries to raise another $15 billion to fight the three infections over the next three years," the newspaper writes, noting, "Since 2002, Canada has given $1.5 billion to the fund, which has more than 1,000 programs running in 151 countries and has provided AIDS treatment for 4.2 million people" (5/14). According to a press release from the Canadian International Development Agency, Fantino said, "Canada plays a leadership role on the world stage in the fight against deadly diseases such as malaria, and this will continue. ... By supporting the Global Fund, we are helping to save the lives of mothers, newborns, and young children who are particularly vulnerable to tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS" (5/13).

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