Global Fund seeks $18 billion to end HIV, TB and malaria

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria on Wednesday sought to raise at least $18 billion at a donor conference led by US President Joe Biden.

This is the organization's highest "additional" goal, which brings together governments, multilateral organizations, civil society groups and the private sector. People participate.

"Failure is not destiny," USAID Administrator Samantha Power told attendees. "We have the knowledge, the tools, and within the Global Fund, the right mechanisms to come back and continue to push to end these diseases. What we need is determination."

Ahead of the event, Global Fund spokeswoman Francoise Vanni told AFP she was encouraged by the initial pledge. - including 6 billion US dollars, 1.3 billion euros from Germany and 1.08 billion US dollars from Japan - brought The fund is "half way". Goal.

There are many stakeholders, and the $18 billion target is based on getting back on track to end AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030, restore land lost to the Covid-19 pandemic, and save at least 20 million lives. Three years," she said.

This is 30% more than what was raised in the organization's sixth and most recent addition. Hosted by President Emmanuel Macron of France in 2019, which created a record worth of 14 billion US dollars.

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The Global Fund was established in 2002, typically with a new funding cycle every three years.

The head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus emphasized that the life expectancy in Japan is 84 years, while in Lesotho it is only 50 years.

"The big difference is because HIV, tuberculosis and malaria are still killing millions of people in every community," he said. the poorest of the poorest countries,"

 

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