Well-Funded Global Fund Critical To Efficient Operation Of Programs Aimed At Ending AIDS, TB, Malaria By 2030
Huffington Post: A Strong Global Fund Is Pivotal to Ending AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria by 2030
Deborah Birx, coordinator of U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS and U.S. special representative for global health diplomacy, and Gayle Smith, USAID administrator
“…As the first and largest donor to the Global Fund, the United States government has invested more than $13 billion since its establishment in 2002. … Our partnership with the Global Fund also helps maximize the impact and efficiency of our bilateral investments targeting AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria by enabling the United States to strategically deploy our resources. PMI, PEPFAR, and the Global Fund are more aligned, interdependent, and interconnected than ever before, and we have dramatically reduced duplication. That means the success of PEPFAR and PMI is dependent on a robust Global Fund replenishment. … [W]e encourage all governments to increase or maintain their commitments to the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment, leveraging our matching pledge to reach the replenishment goal of $13 billion for the three-year period from 2017 to 2019. The United States is ready to act, and we need our partners around the world to stand with us. There is no time to waste and no time for complacency…” (9/16).