Countries are stepping up the fight and pledging to the Global Fund replenishment campaign
Updated: Oct 24, 2019
On the 10th of October of 2019, the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis will host its three-yearly “replenishment” conference in France. The fund will ask for $14 billion from donors for the 2020 to 2023 period, which represents an increase of $1.1 billion in relation to 2016. This money will help saving 16 million lives, cut the mortality rate from HIV, TB and Malaria in half and build stronger health systems.
Some countries or companies have already committed to give money to the fund and leaders from all over the world, like Emmanuel Macron, joined the Global Fund call to raise $14 billion.
Japan, Portugal and the United Kingdom already confirmed their contribution to the Global Fund’s replenishment. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Japan’s commitment at the meeting of the Sustainable Development Goals Promotion Headquarters on 21 June 2019. Japan’s commitment will contribute to saving one million lives, adding momentum to the Global Fund Investment Case goal of saving 16 million lives overall. To know more about Japan’s contribution you can read this article here.
Prime Minister Theresa May announced UK’s pledge of £1.4 billion for the coming three-year period, or an average £467 million a year, an overall increase of 16% over their contribution for the current three-year period. Prime Minister May made the announcement during the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, where the first joint G20 finance and health ministers meeting was held to discuss sustainable health financing to achieve Universal Health Coverage. You can learn more on Minister Theresa May’s pledge by reading this article: https://bit.ly/2LxJDdA
Earlier this year, Portugal has also pledged €750,000 to the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment, which is more than triple of its previous commitment. A big step for the country which is stepping out of an important economical crisis. You can find more information about it here: https://bit.ly/2PzoJL7
With 100 days to go until the Replenishment Conference, to be held in Lyon, on October 10th, countries can still pledge and contribute to the overall target of $14 billion. For tuberculosis, the Global Fund resources play a major role, representing 65% of all international investments to tackle the disease.