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Global Fund Shifts Mode of Funding to Focus on Joint HIV/TB Programs

November 7, 2013

This article was reported by the Africa Science News.

Africa Science News recently reported the Global Fund's strategic decision to require all future funding proposals to address TB and HIV jointly to streamline programming in countries with high prevalence of both diseases. Although the Global Fund has encouraged joint proposals in the past, few countries voluntarily adopted the strategy. Beginning in March 2014, the new Global Fund approach will require that countries integrate HIV and TB proposals and coordinate programming where HIV and TB coinfection is high. Luiz Loures, deputy executive director of programs for UNAIDS, stated that integrated proposals and programming ultimately would help people access both HIV and TB testing and treatment.

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