We need people – people like those in TB Alert, who are focused and ambitious and care for people at grass roots in the UK, India and Africa. Dr Lucica Ditiu, Executive Secretary of the Stop TB Partnership
Global Fund head, Mark Dybul, acknowledged that austerity and international development budget cuts makes this a harder sell. "Unfortunately, infectious diseases don't pay much attention to budget cycles."
In a report released on Monday the Global Fund called for $87bn until 2016 to finance programmes in 151 nations, including $15bn in "replenishment" funding to avoid gaps in treatment and prevention from different budget cycles in donor countries.
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