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Australia to Boost HIV, TB, Malaria Aid

October 6, 2010

Australia has announced it is allocating $210 million (US $205 million) over three years to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. "We are committed to helping developing countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, in their fight" against the diseases, said Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd. "Australia's new pledge is a 55 percent increase on our previous three-year pledge and demonstrates our confidence in the ongoing success of the Global Fund in the prevention and treatment of these three diseases." Rudd said the fund has saved an estimated 5.7 million lives by providing HIV treatment for more than 2.8 million people and TB treatment for 7 million people, and by distributing 122 million insecticide-treated bednets to prevent malaria.

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Australian Associated Press

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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