Lords debates fight against disease

13 December 2013

Members of the Lords, including a member of the General Medical Council, debated the impact of the replenishment pledges for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, made by world leaders in Washington in early December, on Thursday 12 December.

Lords discussed the work of the Global Fund, which the UK is donating £1 billion to in the 2014-16 period, and the progress the Fund has made in fighting disease. They spoke about the challenges the Fund is facing, in particular fighting TB, which is developing a drug resistance that makes it more expensive and difficult to treat. 

Peers also suggested ways the Fund could work more closely with the Department for International Development to develop new ways to treat disease, and what kind of support there is for the Fund across the broader health sector.

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