Global Fund: Tahir Foundation to donate US$65 million

The Global Fund said the Tahir Foundation, based in Indonesia, will invest US$65 million in Global Fund programs. The contribution is being matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for a total US$130 million in support. The Tahir Foundation’s contribution is “…by far the largest ever made to the Global Fund by a private foundation in an emerging economy, (and) will support efforts to diagnose, treat, and prevent AIDS, TB and malaria, leading causes of death and disability in Indonesia.