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The Global Fund

The Global Fund was formally launched in June 2001 to raise resources to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and to direct those resources to areas of greatest need. The Global Fund receives its funding through public and private contributions, with governments contributing the vast majority of funds (96%), primarily from the G7 and European Commission (85% of government contributions).

The Global Fund attaches no conditions to grants and there are no formal political eligibility guidelines. As of June 2005, $6.1-billion had been pledged to the Global Fund from all sources, of which $3.9-billion had been contributed. After four funding rounds,over $3-billion had been committed to 128 countries for HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria efforts. The fund estimates about 56% of this funding is for HIV/AIDS.

Wits Journalism Anova Health

The project is jointly managed by the Anova Health Institute and the Journalism and Media Studies Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand. The project is funded by by the Health Communication Partnership based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Centre for Communication Programmes and the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS relief through the United States Agency for International Development under terms of Award No. JH/HESA-02-05 and through the Anova Health Institute through PEPFAR via USAID under Award No. AID-674-A-12-00015.