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Ahead Of Replenishment Conference, France, Italy Announce Pledges To Global Fund

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: France, Italy Announce Robust Pledges Ahead of Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment
Sarah Marston, director of communications at Friends of the Global Fight, discusses the government of France’s announcement of a pledge of €1.08 billion and the government of Italy’s announcement of a pledge of €130 million to the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment for the 2017-2019 period. Marston notes, “Ahead of the Fifth Replenishment Conference to be hosted by the government of Canada on Sept. 16, these new pledges serve as an important signal to world leaders — that it is critical for countries to work together to end these epidemics for good. The Global Fund aims to raise $13 billion through the Fifth Replenishment cycle” (6/27).