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The Global Fund Director of External Relations Christoph Benn with Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim 

Int'l health body hails Kuwait's support for fighting malaria, tuberculosis 


GENEVA-- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Friday hailed Kuwait's support for the fund's programs.

Kuwait is one of the Fund's top supporters, especially for patients in Iraq and Syria, including these countries' refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, the Fund's Director of External Relations Christoph Benn told KUNA after meeting with Kuwait's permanent delegate to the UN and international organizations in Geneva Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim.

He added that Kuwait's efforts had saved the lives of many in the region, as well as around the world.

On his part, Ambassador Al-Ghunaim noted that Kuwait has donated USD 500,000 to the Fund, aiming to treat patients in Muslim countries.

He also said that the Fund's CEO is set to visit Kuwait in the near future to boost cooperation between the two sides.

The Global Fund, founded in 2002, is an organization designed to find solutions and programs to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.

The Fund depends on partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector and people affected by the diseases. It raises and invests about USD four billion per year to support programs run by experts in countries and communities most in need to fight the diseases.


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