Historic pledges for AIDS, TB and malaria, with work ahead to reach $18 billion
U.S. and many other governments show strong leadership. UK, Italy, and others must now match that ambition.
New York City, September 21, 2022 – Today at a pledging conference hosted by President Joe Biden, world leaders committed $14.25 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. This is the largest sum ever raised for the three diseases, toward a plan to support countries to save 20 million lives over the next three years.
Closing the conference, President Biden announced that the U.S. plans to continue matching funds, with $1 for every $2 from other donors, to reach the full $18 billion. Two key donors – Italy and the United Kingdom – have not yet made their pledges, and the UK has historically been one of the largest donors to the Global Fund.
“Today’s summit is not the end of our work, but it is an extraordinary step toward the $18 billion minimum target needed,” said Joanne Carter, Executive Director of RESULTS. “We’re hugely grateful to the Biden Administration for its leadership in hosting the Summit and its bold matching commitment, and to the other donors who stepped up with major increases in their funding today—from Japan to Canada to Kenya to Germany. Now the UK, Italy, and the donors who failed to pledge or fell short today must match that same level of ambition. Communities are responding to these pandemics day in and day out, and the global community must stand behind them.”
Earlier this year, the White House announced a historic $6 billion multiyear commitment to the Global Fund, and the first installment has been endorsed by both the House and Senate in a bipartisan way.
Many country governments dramatically increased their funding today, including several first-time donors. Italy and the UK, both in government transitions this fall, announced an intent to pledge, but don’t yet have their contributions counted in the total. And a handful of donors fell far short of the 30% increase required to meet the target.
“As advocates, we’re committed to working with our partners around the world and in the U.S. government to reach the full $18 billion for this replenishment,” said Carter. “Since the Global Fund’s founding, the RESULTS grassroots network has been proud to advocate for this transformational partnership, and we aren’t slowing down now.”
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