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New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published Issue 21 of its newsletter, the “Global Fund News Flash.” The issue focuses on health issues in Ethiopia, highlighting St. Peter’s Hospital in Addis Ababa, “the country’s premier [tuberculosis] treatment center” where “[m]ore and more [patients] arrive with drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis.” The newsletter states, “As scary new strains of tuberculosis emerge, resisting multiple drugs, Ethiopian health workers like Dr. Amha [Fantayeare] are alert to identify all new cases and to aggressively treat existing ones.” The newsletter continues, “‘There could be no place better than St. Peter’s to show how the Global Fund contributes to saving lives,’ Dr. Amha says” (7/11).