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Working Paper Examines Global Fund’s Presence In China

The Council on Foreign Relations’ “Asia Unbound” blog discusses a working paper assessing the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s 10-year presence in China. Yanhzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at CFR, writes, “The Fund’s money has played a vital role in boosting resources to fight AIDS, TB, and malaria in China. It has contributed to reduced growth in new HIV infections and significant drops in TB and malaria infections. And at the same time, the Global Fund has also helped bridge the normative gap between China and the global community in disease prevention and control, and, for the first time, enabled China’s civil society groups to formally participate in health policymaking. But for the many successes, the problems and challenges are equally glaring. In the absence of an exit strategy for emerging powers, the Global Fund runs the risk of seeing China repeat the Russian missteps in post-Fund disease prevention and control…” (4/14).