BY ROBERT A. GUTH
Two global health organizations on Friday began an effort to raise as much as $24 billion from members of the Group of 20 nations that will test whether a major push begun a decade ago against infectious diseases can survive the global recession.
The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria pressed government representatives at a meeting in The Hague, the Netherlands, to step up global health funding.
The two groups are important barometers of global health finances. While past funding has sustained the GAVI and the Global Fund through the ...