The New York Times
Why the Global Fund Matters
By Paul Farmer
Ten years ago, the heads of the G-8 countries met in Genoa, Italy, to back the establishment of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria — a new funding mechanism that dramatically increased resources available to fight preventable, treatable diseases stalking the poor and depleting developing economies around the globe.
In 2001, very few people — almost none, really — living with H.I.V. in Africa had access to antiretroviral medicines....
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