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The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (often commonly called "The Global Fund" or "GFATM") was established in January 2002 to dramatically increase global financing for interventions against the two pandemics (malaria is actually endemic). It is the largest international funder of programs to combat malaria and tuberculosis, providing two-thirds of all financing, and provides 20% of all international funding to combat HIV/AIDS. The Fund asserts that as of June 2007, 1.9 million lives have been saved thanks to efforts in 136 countries supported by the Global Fund. The genesis of the Global Fund is with an article published in the British medical journal, The Lancet, by Harvard academics Amir Attaran and Jeffrey Sachs. They in January 2001 called for an order of magnitude increase in foreign aid budgets for HIV/AIDS, over those which the researchers documented in the 1990s. Attaran and Sachs proposed a new funding stream "of $7.5 billion or more ... directed toward...
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