Kaiser Family Foundation. Copyright 2009 Advisory Board Business and Kaiser Family Foundation. All rights reserved.. $44 billion needed by 2015 to control TB, health officials say in close of stop TB partnership forum About 1,300 health officials on Wednesday at the close of the 3rd Stop TB Partnership Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, said that $44 billion is needed from right now until 2015 to attain World Health Organization targets aimed at controlling the disease in the 22 countries with the highest TB burden worldwide, AFP/Google.com reviews. Delegates at the forum needed increased resources to combat the disease. Regarding to AFP/Google.com, the Stop TB Partnership plans to allocate $56 billion from 2006 to 2015 for research on TB vaccines, prevention and control, with the purpose of preventing 14 million TB-related deaths.We thank Mr. Rohrabacher for speaking from China’s chutzpah in taking advantage of the Global Fund in this manner. We also desire the Congressman, his fellow legislators and various other US officials to demand better accountability from the Global Fund relating to its AIDS financing priorities.’ In his ground speech, Rohrabacher closed his remarks on China stating, ‘This issue must be addressed, but nobody of course gets the guts to address it because China gets in regards to a billion dollars’ value of benefits, paying a pittance, as the USA pays $4 billion into this fund. What we’ve been doing in cases like this is borrowing from China to donate to a fund that provides back again to China.