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G8 agrees to increase funds to fight HIV/AIDS,
tuberculosis and malaria
A pregnant woman hospitalized for malaria

The G8 summit in its annual session has endorsed a targeted 6-8 billion USD grant for the Global fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. In its statement, the summit declared a total of $60 billion will be made available over the coming years to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. This is to be used to safeguard universal access to comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention programs, treatment and care, and to develop health systems at local level.
 
Professor Michel Kazatchkine, Executive Director of theGlobal Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, after the declaration by the G8 leaders said that the agreement was strong and would make it possible to defeat the pandemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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