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Bush Plans $200 Million for Global AIDS Fund

January 28, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

President Bush will include a $200-million contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in his new budget proposal, the administration announced. The money would be available in the budget year beginning Oct. 1.

The United States donated $200 million in the current budget year.

The U.N.-endorsed fund has accumulated $1.6 billion.

Bush's pledge will consist of $100 million from the Department of Health and Human Services and another $100 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development.

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