The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is worried. These are the guys who save 100,000 lives a month, and who supply AIDS drugs to 48% of all people with AIDS around the world.
But it’s not the daunting size of their task that’s got them worried. It’s the fact a whole bunch of countries cut back or just dumped their contribution to the Fund due to the recent worldwide economic downturn, and they want our Government to bring forward it’s commitment to kick $170 million in the can between the years of 2011-13.
Tim Brunero spoke to the Director of the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations, Rob Lake, about the Global Fund, and how many people have AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Producers: Sam Reynolds & Lisa Burns