White House intends to pledge $6 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria 7th Replenishment
Washington, DC, March 28, 2022 – The White House intends to pledge $6 billion over three years for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, paving the way for an $18 billion global replenishment. This landmark announcement came in the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget proposal, with a $2 billion initial request for next year.
“Today’s announcement is a hugely important step forward against AIDS, TB and malaria, and in building the health delivery systems to stop the pandemics of today and the future,” said Dr. Joanne Carter, Executive Director of RESULTS. “I’m very grateful for this U.S. commitment, and RESULTS is ready to work with partners here and globally to deliver the biggest replenishment in the Global Fund’s history.”
By law, the United States can only provide up to one-third of the Global Fund’s total resources, and the budget request offers to match $1 for every $2 contributed by other donors.
“Other donors must step forward, and the White House should continue using its resources and diplomatic power to rally others,” said Carter. “The devastation and huge setbacks of the last few years mean that $18 billion is the absolute minimum needed.”
Finalizing the U.S. commitment now moves to Congress, where there is longstanding bipartisan support for the Global Fund. Last month, 137 members of Congress from both parties came together to call for a bold, increased U.S. pledge.
“As a network of grassroots advocates across all 50 states, RESULTS is deeply grateful for decades of bipartisan congressional leadership on the Global Fund, and we’re ready to work together in the coming months and years to do even more with the White House and Congress,” said Carter.
In February, the presidents of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal and South Africa joined global leaders, communities, and civil society to launch the Global Fund’s latest investment case. With at least $18 billion, the Global Fund is ready to support partners to save 20 million lives, get back on track against the three epidemics, and reinforce the community health systems that are the backbone of pandemic preparedness and response.
“As world leaders grapple with the challenge of pandemic preparedness, we need to focus on health systems that put communities and equity at the center of responding to the longstanding pandemics of today and making us better prepared for future threats in the process,” said Carter. “No mechanism is better placed for this than the Global Fund partnership. The $18 billion minimum target is essential, and any new pandemic preparedness funding streams must also prioritize the Global Fund for additional financing.”
At the end of last year, the Biden Administration announced it will host the next pledging conference for the Global Fund in the fall of 2022. See the case for investment launched in February here.
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