Friends of the Global Fight
On October 11, 2018, a bipartisan group of 18 U.S. senators urged Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Administration to increase the United States’ pledge to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for 2020-2022. The U.S. pledged $4.3 billion for the last three-year funding cycle in 2016.
Friends: Thank you for joining us, Dr Filler. We are now seeing countries fall into two categories, those making progress towards malaria elimination and those suffering setbacks in their disease response. Looking at these groups, what do you think has been a primary factor in determining which category they fall in?
AIDS, TB, malaria are at “tipping point”; more U.S. investment needed in Global Fund and elsewhere, report says
On 22 March, the U.S. Congress approved a budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, which includes a $1.35 billion contribution for the Global Fund, equal to what the U.S. contributed in FY 2017. In so doing, Congress ignored a proposed budget from President Donald Trump which would have resulted in $225 million less funding for the Global Fund.
In the U.S., FY 2018 runs from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018.
U.S. President Donald Trump has sent the U.S. Congress a proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year that includes a cut of about $425 million in funding for the Global Fund. The 2019 fiscal year starts on 1 October 2018. The U.S. is by far the largest contributor to the Global Fund, providing about $1.35 billion a year.
Friends of the Global Fight has released two new publications designed to help make the case to policymakers for robust U.S. support of global health. They are as follows: