Global Fund Replenishment Shows Continuing Global Cooperation To Address HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, Opinion Piece Says
Axios: New Global Fund commitments resist pressures on public health backing
Gayle E. Smith, president and CEO of the ONE Campaign and former administrator of USAID
“A record $14 billion in commitments made … to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria could help the multilateral health partnership save up to 16 million lives while halving mortality rates from the illnesses it targets. … This round of commitments now has to be backed up with real dollars from donor countries, where some argue those funds would be better spent at home. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, could face similar headwinds in its scheduled replenishment next year. The bottom line: Funding multilateral health organizations has become harder in recent years, but this round of financing for the Global Fund is proof that global cooperation can still be marshaled” (10/18).