Majority of G-8 Mobilizes Billions To Combat Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries


July 22, 2000


Clinton-Gore Administration Invests $4 Billion; Japan Pledges $3 Billion Over Five Years. Today, President Clinton and other G-8 leaders announced new partnerships to prevent and control HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis (TB) and other infectious killers, and to accelerate the development of badly needed vaccines. The majority of G-8 nations have made significant new resource commitments to the infectious disease initiative.

Under the President's FY 2001 budget request, the U.S. contribution to this effort will be more than $4 billion. The initiative includes:

The Clinton-Gore Administration has been working to strengthen resources and leadership among G-8 nations for the fight against HIV/AIDS and other infectious disease threats. The global challenge of infectious disease is a major focus at this year's Summit, and G-7 nations are making significant pledges to prevent and control HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB. The initiative includes:

The World Bank has committed $600 - $700 million in lending for HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB and immunizations. The Clinton-Gore Administration has been urging multilateral development banks to increase their resources for health care systems, including vaccination programs and HIV/AIDS prevention and care.

Today's announcement builds on the Administration's aggressive response to global disease challenges.

The Scope of the Problem of Infectious Disease in Developing Countries.


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