by Medindia Content Team on  July 5, 2006 at 5:11 PM AIDS/HIV News
Global Initiative on AIDS gets a generous $17m from Australia
Foreign Minister of Australia, Alexander Downer has sanctioned $17 million to take the global effort forward in improving the condition of HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

To quote Mr. Downer, "Global Fund grants have allowed more than half a million people to be treated with anti-retroviral drugs for HIV, more than $1.4 million people to be treated for tuberculosis. More than 11 million insecticide-treated bed nets have been distributed to prevent malaria."

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