MSF Warns of Consequences Patients Living With HIV/AIDS Will Face Without Maintained Global Fund Support
December 14, 2010
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) recently warned of the "dire consequences" patients living with HIV/AIDS could face after the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria after several applications for new funds by several countries were rejected, NewsDay reports (Mafirakurewa, 12/13). "The Global Fund Board will convene on December 13 to make its decision on whether or not to fund each proposal, and to decide on the timing of the next funding round," according to an MSF press release, "With early signs in the press that some proposals will most likely be rejected, MSF is seriously concerned that several low-income countries with high HIV-prevalence, such as Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, and Lesotho, risk being denied funding for HIV and TB in this round" (12/8).
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