France Should Show Donor Leadership During Global Fund Replenishment Conference, Santé Mondiale 2030 Members Write
The Lancet: The Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment Conference: a challenge for France, a challenge for global health
Stéphanie Tchiombiano of Université Paris and colleagues on behalf of Santé mondiale 2030
“By hosting the Sixth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Lyon, France, on Oct 9-10, 2019, President Emmanuel Macron reaffirms France’s longstanding contribution to the fight against these three diseases. … The Sixth Replenishment Conference in Lyon is a time to reposition France on the global health agenda. The success of the event will depend on the level of global financial commitment. Given the unmet needs and the possibility of fulfilling them with additional resources, the minimum $14 billion expected for replenishment is not acceptable and a more ambitious target should be set. … We believe that President Macron will have the courage and the ability to lead this international movement and that France will contribute with substantial financial resources to the replenishment. France must keep its place as a key donor and help bring a new impetus to global health” (10/5).