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South Africa finally sees Global Fund money
Living with AIDS programme 121

Prof. Richard Feachem, Executive Director of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria is concluding a week-long fact-finding mission to South Africa, which is expected to culminate in the signing off on a document that will see the first funds of a promised total of $US 150 million (R1.2 billion) released to the government.

The funds will be released in bi-annual instalments. The money committed this week for the first two years totals $US 41 million US dollars. Khopotso Bodibe reports.

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