International community must harness funds needed to control infectious diseases

Published on January 23, 2013 at 4:24 AM · No Comments

"I think the most special thing about our current time is the incredible opportunity that scientific advances have provided in the field of global health, giving us the ability to completely control highly dangerous infectious diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria," Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, writes in an opinion piece in the Huffington Post's "The Big Push" blog. "If we can harness the funds needed, we can essentially take these diseases off the table as threats to greater development," he continues, adding, "Timing is critical. If we do not start to act this year, we may miss that opportunity."

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