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As 5th Replenishment Conference Nears, U.S. Should Continue Support Of Global Fund

Topeka Capital-Journal: Editorial: Maintain support for Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria
Editorial Board

“…On Sept. 16-17, the fifth Global Fund replenishment conference will be in Quebec. … [T]he U.S. is consistently the largest contributor [to the Global Fund] … However, [it] is legally prohibited from providing more than one-third of the total donations, which is why it has pledged $1 for every $2 contributed by other countries (up to its limit) in the past. This is meant to spur greater investment from around the world, which will be necessary to help the Global Fund meet its goal of $13 billion for 2017-2019. … By welcoming scrutiny and maintaining transparency, the Global Fund has demonstrated its willingness to engage in an open conversation with the international development community about what works and what doesn’t. The U.S. has shown international solidarity and leadership with its robust commitment to expunging AIDS, TB, and malaria from our planet through the Global Fund. It should continue to do so by again providing a third of the resources that the Global Fund needs to contain — and ultimately eradicate — these horrifying diseases” (8/31).

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