Donors Pledge Nearly $13B To Global Fund For 2017-2019

Deutsche Welle: Donors pledge billions to battle AIDS, TB, and malaria
“…The Global Fund, which was created as a public-private initiative, has so far spent more than $30 billion on prevention and treatment programs and is credited with helping to save about 20 million lives over the past 14 years. Most of its spending has gone to African countries, with Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Kenya foremost among them. The fund is pursuing U.N. targets for eradicating AIDS by 2030 and the other diseases even sooner…” (9/17).

Press Association/The Guardian: U.K. pledges £1.1bn to global aid fund against AIDS, TB, and malaria
“Britain will contribute £1.1bn to a global aid fund to help fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, but will attach a set of ‘demanding’ performance targets, Priti Patel has announced. The international development secretary, who last week said too much of the U.K.’s aid budget was stolen or wasted, announced the three-year pledge alongside the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau…” (9/18).

Reuters: Global fund raises $12.9 billion to fight AIDS, TB, and malaria
“A global fund has raised over $12.9 billion from international donors as part of a campaign aimed at effectively eradicating AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis by 2030, conference organizers said on Saturday. The Global Fund asked government, faith-based, and private-sector partners to raise a total of $13 billion at a donor conference in Montreal to support its activities over the next three years, starting in 2017…” (Lampert, 9/17).

United Press International: Canada ups pledge to fight AIDS, malaria, TB
“Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged his country will spend $785 million over the next three years to fight the spread of malaria, tuberculosis, and AIDS, a 20 percent increase…” (DuVall, 9/17).

U.N. News Centre: Ban hails U.N.-backed fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria as partnership model for Global Goals
“Praising the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as a model of partnership that brings together people and development partners, governments, civil society, the private sector, and people affected by diseases, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [Saturday] said such broad cooperation is also the key to achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals…” (9/17).

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