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UNITAID launched

21st September 2006

The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed the official launch of UNITAID, the International Drug Purchase Facility being established by Brazil, France, Chile, Norway and the United Kingdom.

It is being established as an innovative funding mechanism to accelerate access to high-quality drugs and diagnostics for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in countries with a high burden of disease. UNITAID will work with WHO, UNICEF, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative.

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Article Information

Title: UNITAID launched
Author: Sue Knights
Article Id: 816
Date Added: 21st Sep 2006

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