Bipartisan congressional leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria
Lyon, France, October 10, 2019 – Yesterday afternoon, a bipartisan congressional delegation reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, announcing their intent to invest $4.68 billion over the next three years. The announcement helped launch the sixth replenishment conference for the Global Fund, which today ended with nearly $14 billion pledged to the fight against the three diseases.
These pledges can set the world on track to save 16 million lives and avert 234 million infections in the next three years.
The U.S. announcement is consistent with bills passed by House and Senate committees earlier this year, which include $1.56 billion for the Global Fund in Fiscal Year 2020, the first installment of the U.S. contribution for this replenishment.
Applauding this bipartisan congressional commitment to the Global Fund, RESULTS Executive Director Joanne Carter released the following statement:
This week, congressional leaders have shown that the longstanding bipartisan commitment to the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria remains strong, even in the most challenging political times.
Each of the last three years, the White House has tried – and failed – to shortchange the fight against these diseases. But members of Congress have come together in a bipartisan way, rejecting those cuts and instead boosting U.S. support for the Global Fund. With the support of advocates all across the country, these congressional leaders are making good on our promise to the world and doing the right thing.
In the years ahead, it will be up to Congress and the continued work of dedicated advocates to make sure these resources are delivered. From the beginning, we’ve known that $14 billion was the absolute minimum needed. As advocates, we celebrate today’s victory and look ahead to the work that remains to reach our shared vision of the end of these epidemics.
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