U.K. Announces £1.4B 3-Year Pledge To Global Fund; Advocates Hope Commitment Will Spur Other Donors To Increase Support

Devex: U.K. pledges £1.4B to Global Fund, boosting advocates’ spirits
“The United Kingdom pledged £1.4 billion ($1.8 billion) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Friday, with advocates hoping the commitment will encourage other donors to give generously as the fund chases a $14 billion replenishment to support its work over the next three years…” (Edwards, 7/1).

The Independent: U.K. pledges nearly £500m per year to fight AIDS, malaria and TB around the world
“…Announcing the funding at the G20 summit in Japan on Saturday, Theresa May [called] on leaders of the world’s largest economies to step up their own efforts to tackle the deadly diseases. The U.K.’s three-year pledge will see around £467m a year given to the Global Fund…” (Woodcock, 6/29).

The Telegraph: Theresa May urges other countries to step forward as she unveils £1.4bn in fight against killer diseases
“…Mrs. May said ‘urgent international action and a truly collective response’ was needed to tackle the three diseases. … Speaking to the Telegraph, International Development Secretary Rory Stewart said he hoped making the pledge at the G20 would galvanize the international community. … Campaigners were counting on the U.K. making a generous and early pledge as a signal to other countries to follow suit…” (Gulland, 6/29).