France pledges € 1.08 billion for 2017-2019, matching its pledge for the previous replenishment period
On 26 June, France announced that it is pledging € 1.08 billion for The Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment, covering the period 2017-2019. The amount is equivalent to what France pledged for the Fourth Replenishment (2014-2016).
Advocacy brief for UN High Level Meeting says The Global Fund and key populations are delivering results
The Global Fund’s replenishment campaign cranked up a notch in May with the announcement by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan of a USD 800 million pledge to The Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment ahead of G7 Summit which was held on 26–27 May in Japan.
The Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment campaign received a significant boost with the announcement by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that Canada is pledging CAD 785 million (USD 608 million) for the 2017-2019 period and will host the Fifth Replenishment Conference in Montreal on 16 Septemb
The European Commission is pledging € 470 million to The Global Fund for 2017-2019, an increase of € 100 million, or 27%, over the EC’s pledge for 2014-2016.
Activists have surprised Sweden with the intensity of their reaction to the Swedish Government’s decision to cut its 2016 contribution to The Global Fund by 35%. Even if activists are not successful at having the cut reinstated, they are hopeful that their strong response will have a positive impact on Sweden’s pledge for 2017-2019.
In this fast-paced world, it is easy sometimes to forget the individual stories of those affected by the three diseases. These personal stories resonate with all of us as global citizens. They are critical in highlighting the significance of the work of Global Fund–supported programs, bringing true meaning and value to the $13 billion replenishment target.
Reaction to the size of The Global Fund’s 5th Replenishment target has been somewhat muted so far, despite the fact that at $13 billion, it is $2 billion lower than the target for the last replenishment, and despite the global push to ending the epidemics by 2030 as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals.
New global fund to fight malaria and other tropical diseases
On 16-17 November 2015, the Global Fund Board held its 34th meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. GFO was present, with observer status.