Global AIDS control fund provides treatment for 2.3 million people

Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria control Global Fu nd provides anti-retroviral treatment for 2.
3 million persons living with the HI V virus across the world.
A communiqué obtained by PANA ion Tunis on Thursday from the United Nations Info rmation Centre, said this figure was a 31% rise over the same period last year.
The tuberculosis control programmes funded by the Global Fund have so far provided medical treatment to more than 5.
4 million persons.
Tuberculosis remains the main cause of mortality among HIV- infected people.
The World health Organization (WHO) considers tuberculosis to be responsible for one-third of AIDS-related deaths worldwide.
The communiqué said “progress has been made in malaria control thanks to a total of 88 million bednets distributed to families exposed to the disease”.
The Global Fund provides about 23% of the world's anti HIV resources, 57% for tuberculosis control and 60% for malaria.

09 july 2009 23:48:00

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