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MPs support UK’s commitment to the Global Fund

A public-private partnership fund for research into AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria has received cross-party backing in parliament.

The Global Fund, a Geneva-based public-private partnership launched in 2002, has asked governments, businesses and other organisations for $13 billion (£9bn) for the period between 2017 and 2018. 

In a Westminster Hall debate on 12 January, MPs agreed that the UK should continue contributing to the fund. The UK is the third largest country donor, having allocated £1bn in the last three-year period from 2013-2016.

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