Frontline AIDS welcomes further commitments to The Global Fund

© Gitika Saksena for International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Frontline AIDS applauds the recent contributions to The Global Fund to end AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, as more countries make financial commitments to save lives around the world.

Last week, the German government pledged one billion euros, and Italy committed 161 million euros alongside a further 550 million euros from the European Union. Earlier last week, Maryam Monsef, Canadian Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality announced Canada’s contribution of 930 million dollars. Switzerland also pledged CHF64 million, its biggest ever commitment to the Fund to date.

“At a time when we need strong leadership to meet the goal of ending AIDS by 2030, it is encouraging to see countries making bold financial commitments that will allow Frontline AIDS and our partners in 16 countries around the world to reach more marginalised people with HIV prevention, treatment and care services,” said Christine Stegling, executive director at Frontline AIDS.

These latest commitments are a significant step to reaching the Global Fund’s goal to raise at least 14 billion dollars at the replenishment conference hosted by President Macron in Lyon, France in October, but more must be done.

Today Frontline AIDS urges other donors and private sector organisations to pledge their support.

“Some 770,000 people died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2018, with 1.7 million new HIV infections,” added Stegling. “AIDS is not over, and governments, the private sector and civil society organisations still have a pivotal role to play in stepping up the fight and ending AIDS by 2030.”

Tags


fundingGlobal FundHIV preventionHIV prevention and treatmentReplenishment