Recently the UK vowed to devote a billion pounds to the fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria through donating to the Global Fund. The commitment is expected to save “a life every three minutes”. This donation makes the UK a prime donor of the cause, second only to the USA.
This donation has been praised by Bill Gates, co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, who has further suggested other countries to follow the UK’s example. These diseases are preventable and treatable but remain “among the world’s biggest killers” said Ms Greening, International Development Secretary, at the UN General Assembly.
This can only be a great step forward to limiting, once and for all, the number of people infected and the number of lives lost due to these diseases.
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