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Stop playing politics in the treatment of malaria, AIDS

According to the Global Fund to Fight Tuberculosis, Malaria and HIV/AIDs (GFTAM), an estimated 150,000 Ugandans die from AIDS, Malaria or Tuberculosis each year. There are almost 14 million people affected by these three deadly diseases in Uganda and yet they are also highly preventable. The Global Fund is a multi-billion dollar international financing mechanism established in 2002 that aims to combat these diseases by providing financial grants to countries in need. The GFTAM also now has a window for health systems strengthening which is an opportunity for countries like Uganda to receive funding to address broader weaknesses in the country’s health system.
 Source: The Independent

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