November 17, 2004
"The suspension, proposed by the United States, of new funding for HIV, TB and malaria programs by the Global Fund, will lead to the loss of countless numbers of lives and to thousands of new infections," said Ana Oliveira, Executive Director of GMHC. "A fifth round of funding by the Global Fund would provide vital resources to nations around the world confronting these pandemics."
GMHC urges the Bush administration to rescind its decision to block fifth round funding. The influence of the United States would be better expended by pressuring Congress and other donor nations to make adequate payments to the Global Fund that would ensure continuation of existing programs and the start-up of new programs.