Statement from Friends of the Global Fight on the Signing of the FY2010 Minibus Appropriations Bill
Washington, D.C., December 16, 2009 – Today, President Obama signed the FY2010 Minibus Appropriations Bill. The Bill contained $1.05 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 2010. This is the largest appropriation from the U.S. government to the Global Fund since its inception in 2002.
In the seven years, the Global Fund has grown capacity for health programs in developing countries to meet the challenges presented by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria within their borders. At the end of 2009, Global Fund-supported programs had averted more than 4.9 million deaths by providing AIDS treatment for 2.5 million people, anti-tuberculosis treatment for 6 million people and 104 million insecticide-treated bed nets for the prevention of malaria. To date, the Global Fund has approved more than $18 billion in funding.
Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Friends of the Global Fight works to end the worldwide burden of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. We educate, engage and mobilize U.S. decision makers to support the Global Fund, the world’s largest public health financier.
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