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UNAIDS and Global Fund plan multibillion-dollar scaleups

The two organizations say far more global funding is needed to end HIV, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics by 2030.

AIDS quilt by the Washington Monument
AIDS quilt by the Washington Monument (AN/NIH via NPS)

GENEVA (AN) — Two of the largest international health organizations called for a 23% increase in global funding to fight AIDS and other diseases in less developed nations in 2020.

UNAIDS estimated $26.2 billion will be needed for the next year, up from $21.3 billion in 2017 for low-to-middle income countries. The United Nations agency has contended with shortfalls in donations, increased drug resistance and other challenges while coordinating efforts with the World Bank, World Health Organization and nine other U.N. organizations.

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