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Qatar makes first donation to anti-AIDS, TB fund

Gulf state contributes $10m to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Qatar makes first donation to anti-AIDS, TB fund

Qatar has
made its first contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and
Malaria, by donating $10 million.

The
announcement was made by Qatar’s minister of public health during a conference in
Canada.

“Fighting TB
and providing access to health services to refugees and displaced populations
in the Middle East region are an important priority for Qatar,” said Dr Hanan
Al Kuwari.

Programmes
supported by the Global Fund in the Middle East include essential HIV, TB and
malaria services to key and vulnerable populations including refugees,
internally displaced people, women, children and other populations in Iraq,
Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Yemen.

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