Innovative Partnerships Necessary To Improve Health Worldwide, Eliminate AIDS, TB, Malaria Epidemics
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Christoph Benn, director of external relations of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
“…[U]nder its new strategy, the Global Fund continues to look beyond traditional funding approaches to mobilize the requisite funds to reach the global goals of ending the [AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria] epidemics by 2030. … [T]he milestones outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals demand more creative ways to raise funds and engagement of more partners. … Global health is a shared responsibility, and addressing today’s global health challenges requires us to go beyond the 20th-century model of donors and recipients. Effective public-private partnerships leverage the unique expertise of governments, the private sector, and organizations like the Global Fund, increasing our ability to dramatically improve and save the lives of millions around the world. We are very close to eliminating these pandemics as public health threats. And together we can” (6/14).