UK gets involved with malaria and tuberculosis initiative with $1.6 billion pledge
September 26, 2013
In the international community, there are a number of afflictions that governments and global charities look to eradicate and, as such, place special emphasis on. For instance, stopping the spread of childhood obesity, getting rid of HIV and AIDS and many other ailments are special focuses of nonprofits across the globe.
Lately, the spotlight has been on AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. In early September, the governments of the Untied States, Sweden, Finland and other Nordic nations pledged $750 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Now, the United Kingdom is making news for taking the same action. On September 23, the Global Fund announced that the British government was pledging $1.6 billion to be given over the next three years. This is the second largest amount given by a nation - the U.S. upped its contribution to $1.65 billion a year.
U.K. leaders hope to encourage other governments, people or organizations to also give money to the fund. Moreover, they've set the overall goal of saving the lives of 50,000 pregnant women and 250,000 newborns in areas that are greatly affected by the three disorders.
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