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Bi-partisan group of senators requests increased United States pledge to the Global Fund

6 Nov 2018

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.

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Q&A with Scott Filler, the Global Fund’s senior disease coordinator for malaria

17 Oct 2018
On progress, setbacks, regional approaches, and insecticide resistance

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?

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AIDS, TB, malaria are at “tipping point”; more U.S. investment needed in Global Fund and elsewhere, report says

24 Apr 2018
The Friends of the Global Fight report describes progress made to date, but foresees regression if investments are not stepped up

 

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U.S. Congress passes FY 2018 budget which includes $1.35 billion for the Global Fund

3 Apr 2018
Funding for other global health programs remains intact

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.

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President Trump's proposed budget for FY 2019 includes cuts of $425 million for the Global Fund

20 Feb 2018
Budget has little or no chance of being adopted

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.

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New publications from Friends of the Global Fight

13 Mar 2017

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:

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New publication makes the case for continued U.S. investment in the Global Fund

12 Feb 2017

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has published an issues brief on The Case for U.S. Investment in the Global Fund and Global Health.

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