China Takes Charge of a Changing Epidemic
When the AIDS warriors in China’s academies and health institutions started experimenting with responses to the epidemic, their efforts were largely funded with foreign money. UN agencies; the international development wing of the governments of Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and other nations; multilateral organisations such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and private charities such as the Ford Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – all of these provided support for HIV prevention and/or treatment activities in China. The Chinese government’s contribution to the response rose dramatically following the “tipping point” described in Chap. 4. But even then, most of the original funding for provision of treatment to people in areas with epidemics driven by plasma sales was provided by the Global Fund.
KeywordsGlobal Fund Melinda Gate Foundation Private Charity Shanghai World Expo Country Coordinate Mechanism
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