Japan makes a stand on HIV, tuberculosis and malaria with $500m pledge:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Japan has pledged $500m for the Global Fund, marking a significant contribution to its $7.1bn 2006-07 programme to tackle HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The pledge marks the fifth anniversary of the G8 group of nations' first recognition of the need to address the global incidence of these diseases. The Global Fund is currently discussing with donor states its resource needs, in the run-up to a final "pledging conference" to take place in September, in London. France, Australia and Canada have led the way in announcing significant new pledges.