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Trouble at the Global Fund

What’s going on at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria (GFATM)? It recently canceled a new round of grants because funding has severely declined, and commitments made by donor countries have yet to materialize. As a result of the lack of funding, progress in many countries against the three diseases will be crippled until GFATM has the resources it needs. Last week Executive Director of the Global Fund, Michel Kazatchkine also resigned.

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The scourge of TB in South Africa

India and China have the largest numbers of tuberculosis cases, and multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) has been found in nearly every country. But it is South Africa, where TB often comes…..