WASHINGTON – (BUSINESS WIRE) – In an era of stagnant funding for global public health and
cooperation between countries, now is a critical time to ensure the Global
Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) is able to meet
and exceed its US $ 14 billion fundraising goal1 for the next
With a projected difference of nearly $ 3 billion2 per year in
global funding for the global response to the three epidemics,
keep gains and maintain progress will not be possible unless
all countries commit their fair share of resources to the struggle.
Since the inception of the Global Fund in 2002, it has saved more than 27 million
lives. There are more than 17.5 million people who
antiretroviral therapy for HIV, and only in 2017 did the Fund address 5
millions of people from tuberculosis and distributed almost 200 million
Its proven multilateral model effectively balances donors'
greatest need and secures nearly US $ 4 billion per year reaches programs
carried out by local specialists in low- and middle-income countries.
But the effects of Global Fund support go far beyond
numbers. Additional benefits include lower health care costs for governments
individuals, reducing the burden of the disease worldwide and increasing the
regional and global economies.
"Despite all the positive results that the Global Fund produces,
is facing a crisis. Financing remained stable for several years. O
projected need of $ 14 billion in pledges from donors to the Sixth
Refueling is just a bare minimum. With additional features, the
The Fund can deliver even better results and save millions
live, "he said. Michael WeinsteinPresident of AHF. "AHF asks Global
Fund partners meet at the Preparatory Replenishment Meeting
February in India to ensure they strive for more ambitious commitments
donors to provide the best chance of ending the epidemics.
Even though many nations contribute their fair share, some rich
countries do not. China3, for example, is a member of the G20 with
the world's second largest economy, although it has never
contributed to the Fund. China and major oil-producing countries
can and should help offset the $ 3 billion deficit,
would guarantee the Global Fund its best chance to
world of three diseases that still kill more than 3 million people annually.
As the Global Fund prepares for its sixth Replenishment Prep
Meeting in India in February and its Commitment Conference in France in
October, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) invites world leaders to
remember your words at the 2018 G20 summit in Argentina, where they
announced, "We are committed to ending HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis and
malaria, and we hope it will be a success. [Sixth] refueling
Global Fund in 2019. "
"Infectious diseases know no boundaries, do not worry about
status and are a burden on the whole world – not just for the development of
nations. The time has come to take advantage of the Global Fund's past
performance and ensure that it is fully funded to fulfill its mission, "
said Dr. Jorge Saavedra, Executive Director of the AHF Institute
for Global Health at the University of Miami. "World leaders have said
that they are ready to commit – AHF now asks them to translate those words
in action and fund the Fund! "
AIDS Health Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS
organization, currently provides medical care and / or services to
one million customers in 43 countries around the world in the US, Africa, Latin America
America / Caribbean, Asia / Pacific and Eastern Europe. Learn
more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org,
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Based on AHF calculations derived from publicly available data from
the Global Fund and PEPFAR.