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UK Pledges £1 Billion for Global Fund

September/October 2013

UK support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria could get an additional 735,000 people onto lifesaving HIV treatment across the developing world by 2016, following an announcement which campaigners say has set the world the challenge of raising its ambition towards finally defeating AIDS -- as well as TB and malaria.

The pledge of £1 billion over the next three years equates to a doubling of the UK contribution to the Global Fund, a collaboration between northern and southern governments, the private sector, NGOs and people affected by the three diseases, which has saved nearly 9 million lives in a decade. However, the £1 billion pledge will only be delivered in full if the Global Fund achieves its overall replenishment target of $15bn.

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