A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
UK pledges $1.6 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
In response to Uk Secretary of State Justine Greening’s announcement today that DFID will pledge $1.6 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria over the next 3 years, Oxfam’s Senior Health & HIV Policy Advisor, Dr Mohga Kamal-Yanni, said:
“This generous contribution from the UK to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria will be a huge boost to the countries which are struggling to overcome these three deadly diseases. This money could help save millions more lives by providing free medicines to some of the world's poorest people.
"The Global Fund is currently helping over 5 million people a year to receive treatment for HIV by giving them access to free health services."
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