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    Question to the tune of $1.4 billion-1.9 billion over five years

    Hello, help please,

    <<A group of donors and international agencies, including the Gates Foundation and the World Bank, is now promoting a plan (which is yet to be funded) for subsidising ACTs. The Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm), as the scheme is called, aims to subsidise the purchase of ACTs to the tune of $1.4 billion-1.9 billion over five years. >>

    What dose "to the tune of $1.4 billion-1.9 billion over five years" mean?
    Would you please explain?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: to the tune of $1.4 billion-1.9 billion over five years

    Quote Originally Posted by Aug2006 View Post
    Hello, help please,

    <<A group of donors and international agencies, including the Gates Foundation and the World Bank, is now promoting a plan (which is yet to be funded) for subsidising ACTs. The Affordable Medicines Facility-malaria (AMFm), as the scheme is called, aims to subsidise the purchase of ACTs to the tune of $1.4 billion-1.9 billion over five years. >>

    What dose "to the tune of $1.4 billion-1.9 billion over five years" mean?
    Would you please explain?

    Many thanks in advance.
    "To the tune of..." means "In the region of..." (Approximately)

    "Over five years" means that they will fund the project with around $1.4 to 1.9 billion spread over a period of five years.

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    Default Re: to the tune of $1.4 billion-1.9 billion over five years

    Hello moggy,

    Thank you very much.

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