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Devex Examines Successes Of Global Fund Replenishment Conference, Challenges For Future Fundraising

Devex: Global Fund sees new donors, persistent gaps
“The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria hit its funding goal at the fifth replenishment conference in Montreal, Canada, on Sept 16-17. But advocates warn that those funds may still fall short of what’s needed to reach the most vulnerable communities. The reasons include persistent human rights challenges and access to affordable drugs — both of which require new financing and better policy, advocates said. … Despite the strong pledges, the Global Fund still needs an additional $20 billion to meet its overall needs over the next three years…” (Halais, 9/20).