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Global Fund Poised To Defeat ‘Big 3′ Infectious Diseases, But More Funding Necessary

“Starting in late September, leaders of the world’s governments will meet at the United Nations to discuss, among other issues, how much money to allocate to the Global Fund” to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Huffington Post’s “Impact” blog writes, noting the Global Fund “estimates that it will need $15 billion in funding for the next three years to successfully make ‘the big push’ to defeat AIDS, malaria and TB.” Highlighting “The Big Push” — “the Global Fund’s campaign to make sure this issue is on the radar of these world leaders” — the blog continues, “As the Global Fund notes, for every $1 billion raised for the effort, 450,000 adults will be supported on HIV treatment, 34 million insecticide-treated nets will be distributed, and 63,000 people will receive TB treatment.” The blog encourages readers to “[s]ign up for the Global Fund Thunderclap, a platform that will, on September 24, simultaneously blast one message on the Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr accounts of all those who sign up for it.” The blog states the Global Fund “is poised to help achieve this extraordinary goal. But it needs money from the governments who fund it to make it happen,” concluding, “Yours can truly be the generation to defeat AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis” (9/4).