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German Development Minister Müller welcomes investment in fighting global diseases

Laboratory for the analysis of highly infectious samples for the diagnosis of Ebola, Malaria, Dengue and other tropical diseases at the University of Accra, Ghana

26.08.2019 |

German Development Minister Gerd Müller today welcomed the decision to invest in fighting global diseases: "The German Chancellor has announced that Germany will invest one billion euros in the Global Fund over the next three years. Through this effort, we are reinforcing the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The Global Fund's achievements to date are remarkable: last year, it provided nearly 200 million bed nets to prevent malaria. This has been one factor in the halving of deaths from malaria since 2002.

With its new commitment, Germany is increasing its support by 18 per cent. Germany is living up to its international responsibility to fight global diseases. Other players, such as the UK, Japan and the EU, are planning to increase their support as well. Over the coming years, one important focus will be on reducing child and maternal mortality and supporting family planning activities."

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