Africa: Global Fund Donors Pledge U.S.$14 Billion in Fight to End Epidemics
[Global Fund] Lyon, France -In an unprecedented show of global solidarity, donors at the Global Fund's Sixth Replenishment Conference pledged US$14.02 billion for the next three years - the largest amount ever raised for a multilateral health organization, and the largest amount by the Global Fund. The funds will help save 16 million lives and end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030.
[The Conversation Africa] The infectious disease burden in Africa is very high, particularly for tuberculosis (TB), malaria and HIV/AIDS. In 2018, nearly a quarter (24%) of TB cases in the world were in Africa. The region accounted for 93% of malaria cases. The continent also bears the brunt of the HIV epidemic: 20.6 million of the 37.9 million people living with HIV are in eastern and southern Africa.
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has pledged to release $12 million to end epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other preventable and treatable disease across the globe.
[Vanguard] The Global Fund, an International Financing Organisation, has announced an additional humanitarian grant of 660 million dollars to tackle HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria epidemic in Nigeria.
[Nation] Kenya has announced it will donate $5 million (Sh500 million) to the Global Fund to fight Aids, tuberculosis and malaria as other international donors pledged over $12.9 billion for the next three years to help end the epidemics.
[Global Fund] Geneva -African countries increased investments in the Global Fund as global health partners seek to galvanize all sources of funding to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics, and to build resilient and sustainable systems for health.
[Global Fund] Cotonou, Benin -The government of Benin announced a US$2 million contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, signaling global commitment towards ending epidemics that affect people all over the world.
[Global Fund] Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a major commitment toward ending AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics when he recently announced that Canada will host donors at a Replenishment conference for the Global Fund in Montréal on 16 September 2016. Major support from Canada and other partners will empower implementation of an ambitious new strategy by the Global Fund to accelerate the end of these preventable diseases by 2030.
[Global Fund] Ending epidemics that affect the lives of millions of people in low and middle-income countries is one of the smartest investments anyone can make to create opportunity, promote social justice and foster growth and security. With today's announcement that it is supporting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria with a ?470 million contribution for the next three years - an increase of 27 percent - the European Commission is strengthening a partnership that is saving millions of lives a
[Global Fund] Geneva -To mark World AIDS Day on 1 December, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria declared its strong support for Fast-Track, the smart approach by UNAIDS to end the epidemic by 2030.
[Global Fund] Buenos Aires -Partners in global health began discussions today aimed at shaping a new strategy for the Global Fund partnership to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics and to build resilient and sustainable systems for health.