Global Fund Raises $12.9 bln to fight AIDS

A global fund has raised over $12.9 billion from international donors to eradicate AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis by 2030.

The three diseases targeted by the fund are believed to kill more than 8,000 people a day.

The Global Fund is the world’s largest aimed at fighting the three diseases, is credited with saving 20 million lives since it was established in 2002.

The United States, the fund’s largest donor, in August pledged up to $4.3 billion through 2019.